Constructive Dismissal & Unfair Dismissal

The threat of dismissal from work is a very real one for many people – and in many cases it is not due to any misconduct or failure by the employee.

Sometimes the termination of employment can be amicable, where compensation in the form of redundancy or a settlement makes it possible for the employee to move on to bigger and better things, or in the very least provide a buffer while looking for another job. Dismissals can also be acrimonious and hard-fought between the company and the individual.

Whatever the circumstances of the dismissal, Else Solicitors can help with sound advice and support rooted in a deep knowledge of specialist employment law and common sense realities.

We can offer advice and guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures, which may involve hearings and appeals, as well as redundancy processes and contract disputes.

Even if you are leaving a company by mutual consent we can help you negotiate a suitable exit package and help you protect your rights and reputation.

If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed from work – because your employer has not followed a fair and proper process, or because you were the victim of discrimination or an unreasonable or unwarranted decision – talk to us for impartial and expert help.

Some employers fail to follow the correct procedure when they restructure a business or transfer staff. Many Tribunal cases for unfair dismissal are won because employers have not taken the required steps before dismissal.

How we can help

If your employer still owes you money following your dismissal, or has breached other terms of your contract, we are able to assist

We also specialise in constructive dismissal cases, where the situation at work has made it impossible for you to continue and you have resigned as a result. In some cases you may be entitled to compensation. These cases are risky and difficult but we can advise you honestly of the chances of your case succeeding. Take our advice before you leave your job.

We specialise in providing a client-centred, thorough and cost-effective service, which can extend to representing you at an Employment Tribunal if required.

If you would like to discuss the options available for your specific situation, please contact Stephen Stewart on 01283 526200 or email

Employment Contracts

Your contract of employment is one of the most important documents you will ever sign.

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In the current financial climate redundancies are a common occurrence.

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Sick Pay

When you are unable to work through sickness, the last thing you need is further stress regarding your employment.

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Constructive Dismissal & Unfair Dismissal

The threat of dismissal from work is a very real one for many people.

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Employment Tribunal Solicitors

Employment Tribunals are independent bodies who can pass legally-binding judgements.

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Holiday Entitlement & Equal Pay Claims

There are a wide range of rights attaching to payments due from employers in the course of employment, both statutory and contractual.

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Bullying In The Workplace, Discrimination & Harassment

Employees are protected under UK legislation from being discriminated against on the grounds of their race, religion or belief, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

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What Happens When Your Employer Is Insolvent?

If the company you work for hits hard financial times, is unable to pay its debts and is legally insolvent, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Disciplinary & Grievance Procedure

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has a code of practice for both disciplinary and grievance procedures – but it is not legally-binding, so employers can adopt their own policies on how to handle these matters.

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What Happens When The Company You Work For Is Sold?

If the company you work for is sold, your employment rights should usually be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

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Steve joined Else after spending over 20 years in law practices in Worcestershire and the West Midlands specialising in dispute resolution particularly High Court litigation.

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Stephen Stewart

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

How can we help?

Get in touch.

Else have a team of experienced employment solicitors, in Burton on Trent, that focus firmly on preventing disputes from occurring.

If you would like more information from our employment solicitors in Burton on Trent please call 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.