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A “constructive dismissal” occurs where an employee resigns in response to his or her employer's breach of contract. This is deemed to be a dismissal, even though the employee has resigned and not been directly dismissed by the employer.
For example, where an employee is forced to resign because the employer has unilaterally reduced pay or in response to bullying, the employee might claim to have been constructively dismissed. An employee who considers that he or she has been constructively dismissed could bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal against the employer.
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26 Jul 2016
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7 Jun 2016
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22 Feb 2016
An employment tribunal has awarded more than £830,000 to an NHS HR director who was constructively dismissed and harassed after...
6 Jan 2016
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30 Oct 2015
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3 Aug 2015
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23 Jun 2015
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18 Jun 2015
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5 May 2015
An employment tribunal has awarded compensation to the former employees of a BT subsidiary for the failure to carry out...
13 Apr 2015
An employment tribunal award of £3.1 million has been given to a former banker who was forced out of her...
16 Mar 2015
An employment tribunal has rejected the age discrimination claims brought by two former cricket umpires, who were removed from their...
9 Mar 2015
An employment tribunal has held that a manager was constructively dismissed after he was forced to dress up as Father...