There are very few ways in which an employer can lawfully terminate an employee’s employment. If the correct procedure is not followed, then a claim may arise. Additionally, if an employee feels they have been treated unfairly in some way, they may claim that the employer’s conduct constitutes their dismissal – a situation known as constructive dismissal.
Consequently, employers need to tread a careful line between running their business and treating their staff fairly and consistently. These issues can be technically as well as factually complex and claims can arise if the process is not handled properly. Get in touch with us if you believe you may be facing a claim for constructive dismissal or need advice on how to deal with an underperforming or difficult employee.