Constructive dismissal

If an employee chooses to make a claim for constructive dismissal against your business, it is important that you seek legal support as soon as possible.

Verisona Law has extensive experience in constructive dismissal claims that allows us to view each case from a broader perspective, resolving complex claims effectively.

Breach of contract

Constructive dismissal claims can be pursued by an employee if they terminate their employment as a result of a fundamental violation of their contract. The termination of employment is treated as a  dismissal by the employer, and the worker can claim compensation if they feel that the employer’s behaviour or action was unfair or wrongful.

There are a number of serious breaches that cause a worker to leave their position, including:

  • Unilateral variations in pay
  • Changes in job content and status
  • Bullying
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Conduct by an employer likely to undermine mutual trust and confidence

Protecting your interests

While an employee can make a constructive dismissal claim against your business if they believe that they have been subject to a violation of contract, they must also be able to prove that their employer’s conduct was unfair and unreasonable.
Our employment law team has successfully defended numerous claims of constructive unfair dismissal on behalf of employers. We can offer you advice on the strengths of any defences you may have and represent you in negotiations with your employee. While many claims can be settled without the need to go to a final hearing, we can also represent you in Employment Tribunal proceedings if this is not possible.

The next step

If you are facing a constructive dismissal claim from an employee and wish to discuss the situation with a Solicitor, contact our employment law team today on 02392 98 1000 or email us at