Constructive dismissal claims

Constructive dismissal claims

We can protect your business against constructive dismissal claims, which may be brought by employees who have resigned.

Constructive dismissal arises where an employer has committed a breach of contract in such a way as to destroy or seriously impair the relationship of trust and confidence with the employee.  Examples of breaches of contract by an employer entitling an employee to claim constructive dismissal include:

  • Allegations of poor performance which are groundless
  • A reduction in pay, or not being paid at all
  • Being demoted without good justification
  • Disciplinary proceedings which are patently unreasonable
  • Harassment or bullying
  • A change in the nature of the job
  • Stress at work which has not been appropriately addressed
  • Failing to make reasonable adjustments where an employee has a disability
  • Being required to work in breach of health and safety laws

Our employment solicitors can help your business to manage risk and will set out the legal and commercial ramifications of any possible actions.