Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
Can I just check, how long have you worked for this employer?
Thank you. I will get back to you with my answer as soon as I can, which will be at some point today. The system will notify you when this happens. Please do not reply in the meantime as this may unnecessarily delay my response. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience. Whether you are asked to leave the premises will not automatically result in dismissal, as it could also be a suspension. So something clearer to indicate a dismissal is needed, like you are fired, you are sacked, don’t ever come back and so on. It really depends on the circumstances and what was actually said.
You have nothing to lose by going to the grievance meeting and see what it is about and what the employer has in mind. Whether you attend or not, your rights to challenge them will not be affected and you can still make a formal claim to try and recover what you are owed if needed.
Does this answer your query?
To be honest whether you were dismissed or not does not matter so much to your legal rights as you cannot claim unfair dismissal anyway, you do not have 2 years service which you need to do so. As to the money owed you can just make a claim if you are not getting anywhere with them. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
To be honest I have seen cases where this reason was not found to be an automatically unfair dismissal , but the opposite can also happen. As mentioned though, whether you were dismissed will depend on what happened and what words were used etc – you will not know for certain unless you claim to be honest