Ok thanks. I do not see this being an unfair dismissal case to be honest, because you were not dismissed in the end – you resigned. Sao if anything, it would be a constructive dismissal case, which is where you are forced to resign because of the employer’s unreasonable behaviour. The problem with arguing that is you were already leaving anyway so to claim that the employer had forced you to leave your job is going to be difficult – at best you can argue they made you leave earlier than planned but not that you had made the actual decision to leave.
As such claims are difficult to win at the best of times, this will be even more difficult. What you can consider pursuing them for is the pay you should have received for the rest of the notice period had you been able to work it.
You have 3 months to take it further and make a claim. Before a person can make a claim in the employment tribunal, they would be required to participate in mandatory early conciliation through the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
The purpose of this process is to allow ACAS to mediate between the claimant and respondent to agree on an out of court settlement in order to avoid the need for legal action in tribunal. The respondent does not have to engage in these discussions, or if they do and the talks are unsuccessful, the claimant will be issued with a certificate allowing them to make a claim.
However, if a settlement is reached, the claimant would agree not to proceed with the claim in return for the agreed financial settlement. Other terms can also be agreed as part of the settlement, such as an agreed reference.
To initiate the conciliation procedure ACAS can be contacted online by filling in the following form (https://ec.acas.org.uk/Submission/SingleClaimantPage), or by phone on 0300(###) ###-####
If the conciliation process was not successful and you then wanted to make a formal claim in tribunal, you can do so here:
Does this answer your query?