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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  • 3 Things We Learnt In Law This Week (18 April 2019)

    Tags: Employment Law, Employment Tribunal, Unlawful Deductions, Overtime

    Holland & Barrett Employee Wins Overtime Case

    A tribunal has ruled that Holland & Barrett made unlawful deductions from the pay of an employee who was required to carry out tasks beyond his contracted hours.

    Mr Fitz was employed as a supervisor and was required to cover for the store manager if they were absent. This required opening the store in the morning and closing the store in the evening, among other tasks that needed to be completed during opening hours.

    Closing the store involved four stages: closing the tills on the shop floor; reconciling the tills in the back office; closing the register and locking up the store, all of which Holland & Barrett told the tribunal took a few minutes. However, Fitz claimed that he also had to undertake other additional tasks at the … more

    

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