Constructive dismissal is when you voluntarily leave your job because you feel you can no longer be expected to work there.
The reason you leave your job must be a serious and fundamental breach by your employer for example your employer:
- Doesn’t pay you or suddenly demotes you for no reason;
- Forces you to accept unreasonable changes to how you work – e.g. tell you to work night shifts when your contract is only for day work;
- Let’s other employees harass or bully you;
- Your employer’s breach of contract may be one serious incident or a series of incidents that are serious when taken together.
You should try and sort any issues out by speaking to your employer to solve the dispute. It would be usual to make a written complaint (Grievance) to your employer before resigning unless the circumstances are serious. If you do resign you must make sure you take advice before doing so.
We can help you to draft your letter of resignation and grievance making sure you cover all the necessary elements. We can also help you with your claim.