Breach of Contract/Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal is synonymous with breach of contract. If an employer has breached a term of the contract of employment on termination, for example, by not paying notice pay the termination may be considered “wrongful” and damages can be claimed for the notice pay and any other pay due. If the breach occurs during employment and is sufficiently serious the employee may be entitled to resign, having been constructively dismissed, and claim wrongful and potentially unfair dismissal against their employer. We can help advise whether the termination of an employment contract is lawful. We can also advise on whether treatment during the life of an employment gives rise to a claim to put right the breach or if it is fundamental enough, to allow an employee to terminate the contract.