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Constructive Dismissal

Are you being managed out of the business?
Premier Advocates > Constructive Dismissal

Have you been forced to leave your job against your will because of your Employers conduct and actions?

Are you being managed out of the business? Are you being treated unfairly at work? Have you raised grievances that your Employer is ignoring?

Constructive dismissal is when an employee is forced to leave their job against their will because of their employer’s conduct. This is a complicated area of employment Law and we recommend that you speak to a solicitor regarding Constructive Dismissal.


It’s often hard to prove that your employer’s behaviour was so bad that it made you leave your job – so you should always get legal advice from Constructive Dismissal Solicitor before resigning.


It is best in the first instance to raise a grievance before taking any action is taken– this is when one of our professional Trade Union representatives will be able to support and accompany you at your place of work.


Grounds for a Constructive Dismissal claim

The reason for leaving your job must be serious – there must be a fundamental breach of your employment contract to justify constructive dismissal. Examples include:-

  • A serious breach of your employment contract (e.g. not paying you, or suddenly demoting you for no reason)
  • Forcing you to accept unreasonable changes to your conditions of employment without your agreement (eg suddenly telling you to work in another town, or making you work night shifts when your contract is only for day work)
  • Bullying, harassment or violence against you by work colleagues
  • Making you work in dangerous conditions


The employer’s breach of contract may be one serious incident or the last in a series of less important incidents that are serious when taken all together.


If you feel you are being constructively dismissed, please contact us without any obligation to discuss how we might be able to support and accompany you at your place of work to try and resolve the problem.

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