Constructive Dismissal

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employer seriously breaches an employment contract, resulting in the employee resigning and bringing a claim in an employment tribunal.

To be successful you'll need to prove your employer seriously breached your contract and that you resigned in response to it.

A fundamental breach could be:

  • Unilateral variations in pay
  • Changes in job content and status (including demotion)
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Discriminatory behaviour and conduct
  • Unsafe working environment
  • No support for you to do your job

Having previously acted for both employees and employers, Verisona Law has invaluable insight to both sides of the constructive dismissal process. Our extensive experience in this area also helps us to resolve these complex claims effectively.

As an employee, if you wish to terminate your employment and pursue a claim for constructive unfair dismissal it is important that you act quickly. Otherwise it could be interpreted that you have accepted your employer’s behaviour, which could mean that you may be unsuccessful in a claim.

Our team of specialist employment lawyers can provide you with clear advice on the constructive dismissal process, the likelihood of a success and the approximate value of any claim. We can also represent you in negotiating compensation and/or representing you in Employment Tribunal proceedings.

Contact us

If you’d like to find out more about constructive dismissal or feel that you’d like to make a claim against your employer for constructive dismissal, then contact our specialist employment law team today on 02392 98 1000 or email us at connect@verisonalaw.com

  • Sue Ball

    Sue Ball

    Managing Director - Head of Employment Law

    T: 023 9231 2053

    M: 07815 792 923

  • Harvinder Pahal

    Harvinder Pahal

    Solicitor - Employment

    T: 023 9231 2074



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