If you become subject to your employer’s Disciplinary Procedure, you may be suspended from your job while an investigation of the complaint against you takes place.
You should be told in writing of the details of your suspension, that you will continue to be paid and that the suspension does not mean that disciplinary action will be taken.
Dismissal is when your employer ends your employment and it includes Redundancy.
Your employer needs to have investigated fully before dismissing you. If your employer acted fairly but came to the wrong conclusion, for example if they have got the facts wrong, this does not necessarily mean your dismissal is an Unfair Dismissal.
Your employer must be able to show that they have been consistent and have not sacked you for doing something that they normally let other employees do. You may be able to claim Unfair Dismissal if you can show that you were not told about a relevant company rule or policy by your employer.
Retirement is a form of dismissal. If your employer cannot show that the reason for your retirement is fair, it could be an Unfair Dismissal. Your retirement must meet certain conditions to be fair. Your employer cannot fairly dismiss you for asking to work past your employer’s normal retirement age.
If you think you have been unfairly dismissed, contact our team of experienced solicitors for advice. We have cost effective options available and offer fixed fee interviews in the first instance to help manage the cost of getting the legal advice you need. You may find that your employment problems are covered by legal expenses insurance. This can provide access to legal advice and cover for the legal costs of pursuing or defending certain classes of legal action, and may be included in your household insurance policy.