What is it?
In employment law, wrongful dismissal occurs where an employee has been dismissed and the employer has breached the employee's contract. The most common ground on which to bring a claim for wrongful dismissal is where the employer has failed to give the employee the correct length of notice, or, indeed, any notice. If you have six or twelve months notice in your employment contract, or you are a director (or a football manager) with a two year contract, this can make a significant high value employment law claim. If there is no notice period specified in your contract you may at least be entitled to the statutory minimum notice or be entitled to ‘reasonable notice'.