What is wrongful dismissal?

Wrongful dismissal is a claim for breach of contract – the failure to give the proper amount of notice demanded by the contract.

Damages for a wrongful dismissal claim are usually limited to the wages you would have earned during the notice period, less anything you actually did earn during that period.

No service is needed to bring a wrongful dismissal claim, which can be brought in the employment tribunal or the civil court.

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