Set out below are the common rights that arise with links to further information where you might need to undertake further investigation.
At the bottom of the page is a checklist which you can print or save to your computer to record the issues that arise in your dismissal.
1. Your right to appeal
When you are dismissed from work you should normally be offered a right to appeal against the decision. Check your employers policies or ask your employer how you appeal the decision.
2. Your right to notice pay
Notice pay will need to be paid where you are dismissed. The period of notice will be different in each case and depend on your contrcat of employment and your length of service.
3. Your right to accrued holiday pay
You are entitled to be paid for any statutory holiday that you have accrued but not taken at the date of your dismissal. If you are entitled to more than the statutory minimum under your contract of employment then you will need to check your contract for your entitlement.
4. Your right to other contractual benefits during the notice period
You might have the right to enjoy other contractual benefits during your notice period such as a company car, expenses or bonus payments.
5. Your right to claim unfair dismissal
Your dismissal might be unfair if the circumstances meet the legal tests. This may entitle you to additional compensation including loss of earnings which result from the dismissal.
6. Your right to make a claim based on unfair treatment and discrimination
The circumstances of your dismissal may amount to discrimination where the unfair treatment you receive is connected to certain personal characteristics which include age, sex, diasbility and pregnancy. The legal tests for discrimination are complicated but should alsways be investigated where they are suspected.
Now you have a list of your potential employment rights you need to plan how to resolve the problem. Follow the link below to construct a plan for resolving your problem.