It’s never nice losing your job, whether you expected it or not. In some cases, the dismissal is valid, such as if you had been on a temporary contract that has now expired or you have behaved inappropriately in the workplace.
However, there are many cases where an employee is dismissed from their job by their employer without fair reasoning, such as due to workplace discrimination. This is known as unfair dismissal or wrongful termination, and it is illegal.
By law, an employer must provide a valid reason for why they have terminated an employee’s contract. If the employee who has been fired thinks that the dismissal was unfair, they may be able to take legal action against the employer.
If this has recently happened to you and your employer has failed to provide reasoning for their decision, it’s important that you take action. As scary as it can be to stand up to your employer, you may be able to get your job back or gain compensation for the dismissal by taking legal action.
There are a number of people who can help you to dispute the dismissal and get justice for your experiences. Below, we’ll discuss some of the best people to turn into if your employment contract has been wrongfully terminated.
A Wrongful Termination Lawyer
One of the first people to consult when you have been unfairly dismissed from your job at work is a professional lawyer. If you’re unsure what steps you need to take, you can ask a wrongful termination attorney for their expert advice.
Your attorney can do much more than simply guide you. They can work closely with you to create a strong case against your employer and take it to court. The attorney will represent you in front of a court of law to help you get your job back or gain compensation.
The Industrial Tribunal
The industrial tribunal, sometimes called the industrial courts or employment tribunal, assesses cases of wrongful termination. If you file an appeal with the industrial tribunal, you will be required to send over all of the evidence that you have against your employer.
The tribunal will investigate your case and come to a decision, either settling in your favor or your employer’s favor. If they decide that law dismissal was unfair, they will ask your employer to pay for the financial losses that you have incurred due to the dismissal.
Going through a wrongful termination case and taking legal action against your employer can be anxiety-provoking. It’s important to rally the support of your fellow colleagues and friends during this tough time to protect your mental health.
Your colleagues may even be able to provide additional evidence that strengthens your claim in court or with the industrial tribunal. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them for support and advice if you’re feeling worried, fearful, and anxious.