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Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal is illegal and employers who engage in it must be held to account. Britton and Time’s unfair dismissal solicitors in Brighton and Hove understand that being unfairly dismissed can lead to heightened stress and emotions, but this should not take away from the importance of the end result. Your finances and future employment options rest on a fair outcome from your unfair dismissal claim.

What Is Unfair Dismissal?

UK employment law states that there are five fair reasons for dismissing an employee. These are as follows:

  • Redundancy
  • Capability or performance
  • Misconduct
  • Continued employment would contravene a statute
  • Another ‘substantial’ reason (unique to the facts of each case)

Unfair dismissal is when you are dismissed and none of these reasons are applicable. As an employee, if you believe you have been unfairly dismissed or have been threatened with unfair dismissal, there is a case to answer and you should get in touch with an unfair dismissal solicitor straight away.

Why Use An Unfair Dismissal Solicitor?

An unfair dismissal has far-reaching implications that have the power to change the course of your life. It is imperative that you avoid this scenario by seeking the best advice available and making sure you have the strongest possible team in your corner. The only way to do this is by getting in touch with an unfair dismissal solicitor.

Alongside reinstating future prospects, you may also be entitled to compensation, depending on the circumstances surrounding your dismissal. An unfair dismissal solicitor can help you make an unfair dismissal claim at an employment tribunal.

There may also be a claim for constructive dismissal to answer if you resigned because you felt unable to work due to your employer’s actions. Similarly, if you were dismissed as a result of discrimination of any sort (including but not limited to race, age, gender, or religion), you may also be able to make a discrimination claim.

Additionally, you may have a case for unfair dismissal if you were dismissed by your employer because of whistleblowing.

Obtaining the best possible settlement on your behalf is a task of huge importance, which is why it is so crucial that you speak to an unfair dismissal solicitor before making any claim. If you need to protect yourself as you fear an unfair dismissal may be imminent, you should get in touch without delay.

How Do You Make a Claim For Unfair Dismissal?

In all cases of unfair dismissal, you need to act quickly and get in touch with an unfair dismissal solicitor at the first available opportunity. You should also contact ACAS as soon as possible, to start what is known as the early conciliation process.

An unfair dismissal solicitor can help you with this process, but it is worth noting that you only have three months from the date your employment was terminated to do this, so time and efficiency are of great importance.

Why Use Britton and Time for Unfair Dismissal?

If you have been subjected to an unfair dismissal or suspect this is the case, then you need to speak to one of our employment solicitors in Brighton and Hove. We specialise in unfair and constructive dismissal and have acted in cases both for the employee and employer, so we have seen it from both sides.   

If you want to book an initial consultation with one of our unfair dismissal solicitors, then contact us or call us on 01273 726951.

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Britton and Time is proudly regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our solicitors believe in offering no nonsense, common sense advice with up-front pricing. We do this through our 6-point service guarantee:


We will offer fixed fees where possible, and if not, we will state clearly what your case is estimated to cost, alongside hourly rate options so you can judge what works for you


We will inform you when we know there will be third party costs to be paid. If additional third party payments are required, we will always seek your approval first


We will let you know how long your case will take, what delays you can expect, and our solicitors will always reply to you in a timely manner


We bill every month, with detailed accounts of what you are being charged for. Our solicitors are happy to discuss if you have any questions about your bill.


Before work starts, we will tell you what work needs to be done to reach the best outcome for you, and what your options are once you reach that point


We never take on cases we do not feel we can do justice and if your case does not need a solicitor, we will tell you just that and advise you what your options are

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Fees and Work

The cost of unfair dismissalcan vary wildly between firms. At Britton and Time, our unfair dismissal solicitors in Brighton and Hove are committed to giving you clear estimates of costs, telling you how long your case will last, and advising on what we are doing for you.

What can you expect from our unfair dismissal solicitors?

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Paul Britton

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