Unfair dismissal occurs when your employer hasn’t followed a fair redundancy process.
Employers should always speak to you directly about why you’ve been selected, and look at any alternatives to redundancy.
If this hasn’t happened, you might have been unfairly dismissed.
Plus, your employer must not have an unfair reason for selecting you for redundancy, for example:
- sexual orientation
- being a member of a trade union
- working part-time or on a fixed-term contract.
Do you believe that your employer hasn’t followed a fair process, or suspect you’ve been chosen for an unfair reason? Then you might be able to claim unfair dismissal at a tribunal if you have worked there for two years or more.
In this situation, your employer might offer you a compromise agreement.
This is a cash sum in exchange for giving up your right to go to a tribunal.
Your employer must pay for you to get independent legal advice so that you understand what rights you’ll be giving up.