Howells Solicitors Unfair Dismissal Employment Law

Unfair Dismissals

Unfair Dismissals

In order for your employer to terminate your employment they must follow a fair and proper procedure. If your employer did not follow proper procedures and breached employment laws whilst dismissing you, you may be entitled to claim unfair dismissal.

The ‘correct’ procedures your employers must follow in dismissing you include, but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out a reasonable investigation
  • Have not treated you differently to colleagues accused of similar conduct
  • Dismissed you in connection with a business transfer that was handled badly

If your employer has breached any of the above, you may have grounds for a claim for unfair dismissal. If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed our employment law specialists are here to help with clear advice on all of your options. This includes advise on your chances of success and how to challenge the unfair dismissal.

Coronavirus Update

There is lots of information online regarding what support and information there is available for employees during the Corona Virus outbreak. Much of this is hearsay and gossip. Keep up to date with Employment Law in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak here.

Unfair Dismissal Fees

We offer a professional yet personal service at competitive prices. Therefore 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. 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 may offer a damages based agreement (also known as ‘no win, no fee’). For further information see here.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

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."