A ‘wrongful dismissal’ is when an employer breaches an employee’s contract.
The most common breaches are relating to notice and pay and examples include:-
- Dismissing an employee without giving them the required notice under the contract and paying them their notice pay
- Not giving the employee their full notice period for which they are entitled
If an employee wants to make a claim for wrongful dismissal, it does not matter how long they’ve worked for their employer.