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Members of the Employment Lawyers Association and Members of the Association of Partnership PractitionersMost people's employment ends amicably and no claim is made against the employer.  However, in some circumstances, an employee may have grounds to commence proceedings either in the Employment Tribunal or the Civil Courts. If you are or were an employee and feel like you were unfairly treated please download, complete and return our dismissal questionnaire if you would like a free initial assessment of whether you have a case. 

After the untimely death of my Aunt, Curzon Green firm helped me with all probate issues. During my period of grieving I felt very comfortable with my attorney Sukhi Bagha and her colleague Edward Richings. Upon retaining their services we did not know what to expect from attorneys in the UK since we live in the United States. However, they made a detailed itemized list of services and took us step by steps through the entire probate process. Curzon Green put my mind at ease and made me feel confident that they will secure my Aunt's Estate. Ms Bagha and Mr Richings were professional, had thorough knowledge of the UK probate process, and was able to successfully secure the estate. We would highly recommend Curzon Green.

Pauline Aleibar

You have been nothing short of amazing over the past 15 months. I would have never had the courage to pursue this were it not for your unending support, hard work, and conviction... You were the one who made it all happen

Investment Banker claiming discrimination in the City

She was absolutely excellent with the client and his supportive family and combined infectious enthusiasm for the case with strategic good sense and judgment well beyond her years post qualification.

Leading Employment QC

We will always use you from now on for employment issues

Managing Director, Recruitment Marketing and Website Design Company

Jennifer Sole is the (wo)man for this job! Boutique firm based in London and she has helped a number of my friends. Very good and reliable.

Legal Counsel, Transport Infrastructure

Thanks, as always for your sound timely advice.

Senior Legal Counsel, US Company

You have been fab.

Vice President, UK & Europe, Household Name Restaurant

Your calm, measured and objective approach really helped keep me calm and confident that I was making the right decisions. No one wants their employment to end like this, but it is nice to walk away on my own terms, with some security.

Employment Law client of Jessica Bass

Once again a big thank you and it has been a pleasure being a client.

Executive Director and Shareholder, FTSE 100 company

I just wanted to say thank you for all your advice, support and expertise during the process.

Your calm, measured and objective approach really helped keep me calm and confident that I was making the right decisions.

No one wants their employment to end like this, but its nice to walk away on my own terms, with some security.

Employment Client of Jessica Bass

I was very happy with the quickness and professionalism of your services. I can only recommend you to anyone who needs employment legal advice.

Employment Law Client of Lauren McLaughlin

"You have helped me enormously in making me more aware of the law and my situation; for that a very big thank you. I will certainly recommend you to any of my friends who find themselves in a similar situation".

Family Law client

“Thanks [Sukhi Bagha] for enabling the sale to go through so quickly and so efficiently. Having bought and sold several properties in the UK, I can honestly say that you have proved to be the most effective conveyancing professional we've dealt with”.

Property Law clients

"From the start, the service I received from both Corinne and Jennifer was excellent. I always felt I was in very capable and professional hands. They negotiated an extension of the free rental period for my commercial lease by a month without being asked, which was very proactive and helped a lot. I will definitely be using Curzon Green again."

Local business owner

Thank you so very much for your help, advice and support through what has been a very unpleasant time. Knowing that you were ‘looking after us’, was an immense help.

My only regret is not contacting you sooner.

CEO
Independent local charity

Thanks, as always for your sound timely advice.

Senior Legal Counsel
US Company

You have been fab!

Vice President, UK & Europe
Household Name Restaurant

Not only have you provided first class professional advice to me but at the same time you have added the human touch and have been so caring and understanding. This made such an enormous difference and helped me through very difficult times. Once again a big thank you and it has been a pleasure being a client.

Executive Director and Shareholder
FTSE 100 company

No thanks required [for recommending a new client]. I only recommend you because you're good. Lunch, soon?

Managing Director
Fashion and Luxury Retail Recruitment Business

We will always use you from now on for employment issues.

Managing Director
Recruitment Marketing and Website Design Company

She was absolutely excellent with the client and his supportive family and combined infectious enthusiasm for the case with strategic good sense and judgment well beyond her years post qualification.

Leading Employment QC

Jennifer Sole is the (wo)man for this job! Boutique firm based in London and she has helped a number of my friends. Very good and reliable.

Legal Counsel
Transport Infrastructure

You have been nothing short of amazing over the past 15 months. I would have never had the courage to pursue this were it not for your unending support, hard work, and conviction... You were the one who made it all happen.

Investment Banker claiming discrimination in the City

Curzon Green is a relatively new company but ECS has the confidence to say that they will have a long and prosperous future, if they continue to provide to their clients the same level of service that ECS has received.

Mick Whyte
ECS Groundwork Limited – Watford

From the start of my search for legal advice Curzon Green stood out from the competition. Their approach was fresh, open, jargon-free and without initial charges for the initial exploratory conversation. I was looking for a different, collaborative means to sort my divorce, and Curzon Green were well-qualified and experienced. Having engaged his services, he first explained the outline of the law in this area, and provided a clear structure of how to go forward to engage with my wife and her solicitor.

Mr F, High Wycombe

As a first time buyer I did not have a clue about the conveyancing process. My sister recommended me to Curzon Green Solicitors. Curzon Green acted as my solicitors for the purchase. They understood that I knew nothing about buying houses and so they talked and walked me step-by-step through the process.

Miss Bradley
Head of Girls' P.E. at Chesham Grammar School

I came to Rob Green having suffered a serious permanent spinal injury. This injury arose from circumstances where I had to make a claim for damages against a driver who had caused a car accident, the medical specialists who treated me and also a personal accident insurer (which was refusing to pay out on a life assurance policy).

Martin Scrivener
Former Car Mechanic


If a dismissal leads to an actionable claim then it will have been either unfair or wrongful.  The distinction between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal is explained below.  In practice, it is common when bringing a claim to argue on an alternative basis for both unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal.  Constructive dismissal is also explained further below but it essentially occurs when the employer does not dismiss the employee but the employee resigns and can show they were entitled to do so because of the employer's breach of contract. A constructive dismissal may be an unfair dismissal or a wrongful dismissal.

Unfair dismissal
Unfair dismissal is a statutory claim available to employees who believe they have been dismissed unfairly or unreasonably by their employer.  If your employer did not have a fair reason for dismissing you or they did not follow the company’s formal disciplinary process, the dismissal is likely to be unfair and you have an opportunity to bring an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal.

Potentially fair reasons for dismissal are:
Even with a potentially fair reason, an employer must still act reasonably and follow a fair and reasonable process when dismissing an employee. Only employees who have worked for a certain ‘qualifying period’ (currently two continuous years) have the right to bring a claim for unfair dismissal. Nonetheless, there are several exceptions, which include among other things, employees:
  • dismissed for asking for flexible working;
  • dismissed for trade union activities;
  • dismissed after they have blown the whistle;
  • dismissed for performing a health and safety activity;
  • dismissed after they had applied for maternity, paternity and adoption leave; and
  • dismissed because they were on any maternity, paternity or adoption leave.

Wrongful dismissal
Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal in breach of the employment contract, namely dismissal with no notice or with less than the contractual or statutory minimum period of notice. The claim is for the resulting loss. If an employee claims constructive unfair dismissal, it is usual that there is also a claim for wrongful dismissal, since resignation in response to a fundamental breach will be effective immediately.

In certain circumstances an employer can justify dismissal without notice where the employee has committed gross misconduct, such as where the employee has been violent or has stolen something.

Constructive dismissal
Constructive dismissal occurs where an employee decides to resign from their job in response to the employer’s conduct, which must amount to a fundamental breach of contract.  The employee’s resignation is treated as an actual dismissal by the employer. The employer’s fundamental breach of contract may be one serious incident or a series of incidents when taken together are serious, for example:
  • not being paid on time;
  • being suddenly demoted, for no good reason;
  • unreasonable changes to how employees work without appropriate consultation - e.g. shift change;
  • being bullied/harassed by other employees; or
  • falsely accusing you of misconduct such as theft without a proper investigation.

Our employment solicitors provide expert advice to help support you in appealing your dismissal, challenging the dismissal through the Employment Tribunal or negotiating an out of Court settlement. We understand how stressful it can be to face dismissal from your job, and our team of solicitors will take the time to understand your situation and provide the highest quality guidance and support throughout the process.

Please contact us today for a free no obligation consultation by calling either our London or High Wycombe offices on the telephone numbers referred to at the top of this page, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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