The different types of dismissal you need to be aware of

Being dismissed from your job is never a pleasant experience but there are actually times when your dismissal could result in your filing a lawsuit against your previous employer.

Here we take a look at some of the different types of dismissal and what they mean.

Wrongful dismissal

Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal that breaks the agreement. It – state in your contract, for example, that you need a month’s notice to be fired. This is unfair dismissal if you are asked to resign without the appropriate duration of notice.

Constructive dismissal

The employee terminates the contract through constructive dismissal, not the boss. While it is still distinct from the above cases, there is some overlap between unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal. You can see news stories where ‘constructive wrongful dismissal’ has been sued by workers. If you have a  Constructive Dismissal Claim then look to for assistance.

Unfair dismissal

A dismissal that violates those constitutional privileges is an unfair dismissal. There are aspects in the contract that are not actually written down. You may not have it in your contract for which you can’t be fired, e.g. applying for parental leave, but even if you declare a pregnancy, the government has secured your right to hold your job.

Each one of these types of dismissal would probably see you consulting with a legal professional to see what the grounds were for taking your previous employer to court and seeking some kind of redress for the loss of your job and subsequent loss of income.

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