Over the past year and a half, the rise in unemployment in the UK has been large. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many jobs have been lost and companies have had to close down as the financial pressure was too much for them in these difficult economic times.
However, if you have lost your job and you feel that this was unfair, then it is certainly worth looking into making a constructive dismissal claim through an expert in these sort of matters like Employment Law Friend for example.
Before you do this, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the reasons for why you can be fairly dismissed from your job. Here are a few of them…
Misconduct – This relates to things like lots of absences from work, unreliability or poor timekeeping. It is likely that you will have had warnings about this and the chance to rectify it, so if you have not done this the employer is able to fire you.
Gross Misconduct – This is a very serious thing and often will result in instant dismissal with no warning – something like workplace violence, bullying or theft are a few reasons for this.
Redundancy – Sadly this happens all too often and this is when your job role no longer exists in the company. You will likely be given some form of financial compensation for this, often relating to how long you have been employed in that role.
Poor Performance – If you have been consistently doing work that is not meeting the standards or failing to do certain parts of your job role, then this is something that you will be warned about and likely given a chance to improve. However if you continue not to meet the requirements of the role, this is a reason for your employer to fire you.