Employees - Breach of Contract

Tags: Wrongful dismissal, Holiday Pay, Notice Pay, Breach of Contract

Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal in breach of contract. The fairness of the dismissal does not come into play here, merely whether the dismissal was in accordance with the contract of employment.

If you have been dismissed without notice or payment in lieu of notice and/or not paid your accrued but untaken holiday pay you will have a claim for wrongful dismissal. You will be able to claim damages for suffering loss as a result of your former employers breach. 

Time limits 

The time limit for bringing a claim for breach of contract in the: 

  • Employment Tribunal is three months less one day from the date of the breach. 
  • County Court is 6 years less one day from the date of the breach.

If you think you might have a claim for breach of contract, please contact us on 0113 350 4030 or complete the enquiry form for a free telephone consultation. Alternatively, why not drop into one of our free clinics on Wednesday’s from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at our offices

 

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