The employment solicitors at employmentlaw.co.uk acted for Dan in an unfair dismissal claim. He has given his permission for us to use the details of his unfair dismissal claim on this site.
Dan, an international banker, had never imagined he would bring an unfair dismissal claim or need help from experienced employment lawyers. He had moved from a bulge bracket bank after 15 years service to a smaller investment bank and, as part of the package to encourage him to move, he had been given two years of guaranteed bonus by his new employer. He was paid his first year bonus without any problems. However, about three weeks before his next bonus was due to be paid, he got a call from the HR Department. Dan was told he could either accept a compromise agreement or a performance procedure would be commenced. The compromise agreement offered him a lot less than his guaranteed bonus. Dan gave us a call to find out his rights in employment law. We advised him that it was not possible for the bank to dismiss him for poor performance within 3 weeks, so his bonus would be payable. We also advised him on the terms of his bonus, which would be payable if he was dismissed, unless he was dismissed for ‘cause'. Cause did not include poor performance.
Dan was sacked by his bank the day before his bonus was due to be paid. We made an unfair dismissal claim on behalf of Dan.
The bank instructed one of the biggest litigation law firms in the City. The matter was highly contested but, with the help of our support and skills, Dan received his full bonus and compensation. He retired immediately thereafter.