Wrongful Dismissal

We can help employers to understand the laws around wrongful dismissal and breach of contract.

What is Wrongful Dismissal?

Wrongful Dismissal, also know as Breach of Contract, is a claim based on the contract of employment. The contract does not have to be in written form. It can take the form of an oral contract or alternatively come into existence as a result of the conduct of the parties.

An employer may wish to place an employee on “gardening leave” in certain circumstances to protect their business interests. “Gardening leave” is when the employee is paid for his notice period in advance.

How can we help?

We can advise employers how best to handle “gardening leave” and, importantly, how to avoid breaching the employee’s contract.

An employer may wish to vary the terms of an employee’s or several employees’ contracts of employment in which case we can assist in doing so within the terms of the existing contract or with reference to contract law and legislation. We can assist employers in defending claims for wrongful dismissal at the Employment Tribunal or County or High Court.

If you are a business of any size, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our employment law team to discuss how we can assist you.