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Unfair Dismissal Claims

Unfair dismissal can be claimed when an employer doesn’t follow the correct process or give a fair reason for the dismissal. However, an employer does have the right to dismiss employees for reasons related to their conduct (such as substance abuse or theft), ability to do their work or long-term illness. When can you make an unfair dismissal claim? If you believe you have been dismissed without a fair reason then one of our recommended unfair dismissal lawyers can help you make a claim to an employment tribunal. Claims of unfair dismissal can only be brought before an ’employment tribunal’. There are strict and very short time limits for claims of unfair dismissal. Normally a claim must be brought within three months of the last day of employment, counting the last day of employment as the first day of the three month period. This rule is often summarised as “three months less a day”. The claim must be lodged using the prescribed form ET1 which can be obtained from the Employment Tribunals Service. Unfair dismissal claims are most often made due to:

  • Maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • Notice periods
  • Whistleblowing
  • Before, during or after business transfers
  • Unfair selection for redundancy
  • In connection with disciplinary or grievance hearings
  • Trade union involvement

If you believe you may have been the victim of unfair dismissal call EAD on 0151 735 1000 as the time to act is now. EAD believe you should not suffer alone, that’s why are Liverpool employment solicitors are on hand to provide you with practical support and guidance.


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