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If an employee has a minimum of 2 consecutive years’ employment they have the right not to be unfairly dismissed by their employer.

Rollits LLP is an established law firm in Hull and York with a team of experienced specialist employment solicitors who provide employment law advice on all aspects of employment law including claims in the employment tribunal. The most common claim is a claim of unfair dismissal. If an employee has a minimum of 2 consecutive years’ employment they have the right not to be unfairly dismissed by their employer.

  • "The employment law team at Rollits is exceptional and very responsive, each member of the team deliver an outstanding service, our company has trust and confidence in the whole team and our professional relationship has spanned many years, they all excel in employment law and I highly recommend this team."

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
  • "Despite the recent challenging times and the impact on working remotely, the team have always managed to maintain a high level of service, if a member of the team is not going to be available then they inform the client beforehand and all other members are briefed on the needs of the client. Furthermore certain members of the team always make themselves available to ensure continuity of process for clients. A great team in every way."

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
  • "One source states: "Rollits is an excellent organisation which is efficient and responsive to clients' needs." "The lawyers are professional, responsive and know our business well," another client highlights, adding: "The advice and support provided is excellent.""

    Chambers UK 2022 edition
  • "What makes Rollits unique is their over-and-above attitude; nothing is a big issue. Their strengths are they are good listeners, happy to help and have really good knowledge in all subjects."

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
  • "The team is great – very responsive to our needs and keen to add value wherever possible."

  • "The team at Rollits are exceptional at the employment law advice they offer. The team all offer us sound advice and respond in a timely manner. If one of the team is not available someone else will step in. The team are all friendly and make us feel at ease but are also very professional. We have used the team at Rollits for 11 years now and would not consider using another firm; they excel in employment law."

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
  • "Rollits are a great firm to deal with. Their service is excellent and they are keen to add value."

    Chambers UK, 2020-21 edition

If an employee has less than 2 years’ service it may be possible for the employee to bring a claim for automatic unfair dismissal if the employee could demonstrate that their dismissal was for a reason which is protected by employment law. Examples include:

  • Discrimination on specific grounds e.g. sex or race
  • making a protected disclosure (Whistleblowing).
  • asserting a statutory right e.g. right to NMW.
  • Related to status as a part-time or fixed term worker
  • Trade union activity

An employer must ensure that it does not fall foul of Employment Legislation as it could lead to a significant claim.

If an employment tribunal finds that the dismissal is unfair, it can order the employer to re-engage or reinstate the employee or more commonly pay the employee compensation.

Our team of employment specialists regularly assists employers and employees in advising on the prospects of any claim, submission of a claim form or defence and all aspects of preparation of the matter for a Tribunal hearing including representation in an Employment Tribunal.

Please note that we only offer legal advice on a fee paid basis, we do not offer any free initial advice, Legal Aid or handle matters on No Win, No Fee.

Get in touch with our unfair dismissal solicitors in York and Hull

To speak to one of our employment solicitors please call one of our offices in Hull 01482 323239 or York 01904 625790 or simply fill in the form and we’ll get back to you.