Try, try and try again: the secret to legal success
No-one ever achieved anything by giving up. That is a fact of life.
Unfortunately, if you want something badly enough, you need to really work at it. That can mean having to take on insurmountable odds and tackle things that seem out of your reach.
Exactly the same thing applies to your job.
The employment situation in the country isn’t as good as it could be right now. Having a job is in itself is an achievement. After all, if your job is a good one (or even if it isn’t) it is the culmination of years at school, college and universities, of endless revision, of sleepless nights doing assignments, of fretting over job interviews, trying desperately to impress the CEO and generally working yourself as hard as possible.
If your job gets taken away from you for no good or sound reason, you need to fight back.
Many people who lose their jobs give up without a fight, completely unaware that they may have been the unwitting subject of a constructive dismissal.
What exactly is constructive dismissal?
This is a situation whereby your employer has committed a serious breach of contract. They might have refused a request for holiday that you are entitled to, ignored or even instigated some form of abuse or harassment or just generally made your working environment a very unpleasant place to be.
If you were forced to resign, and resign promptly, as a result of such breaches of contract, then you could have a case, and should look into making a claim.
In order to make a claim, an employee would need to raise a formal complaint about that breach which will then kick off a three-step procedure. After some sort of meeting or summit, a proper decision will be taken and you as an employee will have a right to challenge that decision.
Click here to learn more about constructive dismissal and other related issues.
Why you should fight back?
You worked hard for your job. It is important to you and says a lot about who you are. If you genuinely think you have a legitimate case against your employer, then take it on. You don’t need to take any decision lying down and it’s important that you protect your livelihood, especially given the current economic climate.