At Livingstone Brown we know that being dismissed from work is an extremely worrying time for you and your family.
If you have been dismissed, or are facing potentially being dismissed, then it is vital that you secure expert advice from an employment lawyer to assess whether you can sue your employer for unfair dismissal. The time limit for doing this is 3 months from when your employment ended, so it is important to act immediately.
At Livingstone Brown our expert Employment Lawyers can assess your case and advise you about what claims you have against your employer.
If your employer does not carry out the proper procedure to dismiss you then you may have been unfairly dismissed and could make an Employment Tribunal claim or try and negotiate a Settlement Agreement.
Common reasons employers give for dismissing employees include misconduct, capability, or redundancy. The procedure your employer uses to dismiss you should vary depending on what their reason for dismissing you is. A fair procedure for a misconduct dismissal involves carrying out an investigation into the misconduct and holding a disciplinary procedure.
If your employer has decided you are not good enough at your job then you must be given an opportunity to improve, ideally with a performance improvement plan and clear targets.
If your employer is making you redundant then it is essential that he consults with you about the process, selects you fairly, and tries to find you alternative work.
Even if your employer has used what appears to be a fair procedure, this may be a sham to mask their true reason. They might be saying it is redundancy, when really the reason they want to dismiss you is because you have been off sick or are pregnant.
Whatever the reason your employer gives, our team of expert employment lawyers will be able to assess your case and advise you about what your options are and guide you through every stage of the process. Call us on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online contact form.
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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.