Wrongful dismissal is where an employer who dismisses someone without contractual or statutory notice will be in breach of contract, and liable to pay compensation.
Usually the employer’s liability will be limited to payment of salary in lieu of the notice that should have been given to the employee.
Only in extreme cases does the law permit summary dismissal without notice. Usually there must be gross misconduct by the employee.
There is a limit of £25,000 on the amount an employee can claim to recover for wrongful dismissal at an employment tribunal.
A wrongful dismissal is not the same as an unfair dismissal.
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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Admin