How can you claim for constructive dismissal?
Constructive dismissal occurs where an employer feels like they have no other course of action to take then to leave their employment as a result of what has occurred. This could be one large incident that has taken place or it could be that there has been a build up of smaller issues over a significant period of time. The issues that have occurred need to be serious in nature and potentially have broken the employment contract or other contracts that may be placed between the employee and the employer.
In order to claim constructive dismissal you need to have tried to address the issues with your employer in the first instance and you need to have then left your job. Not all workplace disputes will lead to a claim so it is important that you consult with a Constructive Dismissal Claim professional such as those from www.employmentlawfriend.co.uk/constructive-dismissal.
There are a number of instances where a constructive dismissal alim might be appropriate such as:
- Asking you to accept unreasonable, unsafe working practices or asking you to change from your agreed working patterns. This could be demanding that a worker who currently works 9-5pm moves over to working nights.
- Harassment or bullying of any kind that is not addressed by the management and your employer after you have reported it, leading you to feel unsafe in your working environment.
- Withholding your pay or taking away your responsibilities and job title with no given reason or warning.