13.1 Wrongful dismissal

An employee may bring a claim for wrongful dismissal if the employer terminates the contract (either directly, by dismissing the employee outright or indirectly by behaving in such a way that the employee resigns in response to the breach) without giving adequate notice. The claim will be for the period of notice, less any earnings by the employee (“mitigation”). In this instance, as the tribunal has a cap on the amount it can award of £25,000, it is one claim that is sometimes started in the court, where there is no limit.