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Ending Your Employment and After
One person’s experience of leaving their job can be entirely different to another’s. This often comes down to one simple fact: whether you chose to move on, or whether you were forced to.
Dismissals & Resignations
We advise on every type of termination, from gross misconduct dismissals to amicable resignations where there are issues about final payments, notice periods or ongoing responsibilities. It’s our job to make sure that you are treated fairly. We’ll tell you if we think your employer has taken the wrong action against you and if you could bring an employment tribunal claim.
We’ll always look to help you resolve the issue quickly and without having to take formal steps. Discussions and negotiations are commonplace, and there are various ways in which we will be able to support you in getting the outcome you need. If you are unsure about what you should and should not be saying to your employer (or about something your employer has said to you), let us talk you through it.
We can also advise you on any settlement agreement which your employer has asked you to sign. These contain important restrictions on the right to bring claims and so it is vital to get expert legal advice on the terms.
While termination is expected to draw a line under one job, allowing you to begin another, that is not always the case. If your employment contract contains restrictive covenants, you will need to be careful about what you do in the lead-up to and after termination. You will need to check to see if your current terms allow you to work for your new employer, to approach contacts or former colleagues, or to use certain information. We will help you be clear on what you can and can’t do, making sure that your legal position is protected and representing you if your employer takes any action against you.