Unfair Dismissals

Unfair Dismissals

There must be a good reason for your employer to terminate your employment (there are limited “potentially fair reasons”), and they must follow a fair and proper procedure. If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed our employment & HR specialists are here to help with clear advice on all of your options.

If your employer has not followed the correct procedures in dismissing you, if they have not carried out a reasonable investigation, have treated you differently to colleagues accused of similar conduct or if your dismissal came about in connection with a business transfer that was handled badly, you may have a claim. We can advise you on your chances of success and how to challenge the dismissal.

Free 30 Minute Consultation

We operate free initial 30 minute consultations every Monday and Wednesday for you to discuss employment issues you are experiencing at work. These sessions must be booked in advanced and can be in person at our Sheffield office or over the phone. Appointments must be made. The days and times are:

Monday  9:30am – 12:30pm

Contact us today to book your appointment

Advice by telephone/email

We offer a national telephone service – it’s the same high quality advice from the same experienced lawyers, but with the added convenience of not having to make and attend appointments. We simply take your instructions and advise you over the telephone and email.

Costs

We offer a professional yet personal service at competitive prices, so you can be sure to receive a great value service with peace of mind over costs. We will always provide you with clear information about the costs involved in us handling your case.

There are a range of payment options depending on your case and Howells provides services with a range of fixed fees or competitive and affordable hourly rates. If your case is suitable and after an assessment of the case we believe it has good merits, we can also offer a damages based agreement (also known as ‘no win, no fee’). For further information see here.

The Team

Our Employment team, is renowned for its no-nonsense, energetic and pragmatic approach. Its success isn’t just down to its extensive knowledge of the law, it’s also the way we pride ourselves on putting our client first, getting to know you and understanding what you want to achieve. To get the best results for you and achieve commercially sensible outcomes it is essential that we understand your business.

The team is highly regarded, with recommendations from many clients. The professional guide, Legal 500, also ranks Howells employment team highly in Sheffield and South Yorkshire;

Legal 500 2018

"The 'friendly and approachable' employment team at Howells is known primarily for its representation of employees in tribunal claims. Clare Fowler and Tom Bernard jointly head the team, which is supported by head of civil litigation Graham Hogarth. Fowler has particular experience delivering discrimination advice, while Bernard is recommended for his 'balanced advice, thorough and clear communication' in relation to claims. The team has recently handled disability discrimination claims, in addition to unfair dismissal claims under TUPE. The practice also has experience acting for SMEs, including advising one employer on a complex redundancy matter."

Solicitor Clare Fowler
Clare Fowler
Head of Employment & Discrimination
0114 249 6644
Danny Smith
Solicitor
0114 249 6738