The Valla guide to
Dismissal is when your employer ends your contract of employment. You might also call it being ‘sacked’ or ‘fired’.
Where to start
I've been dismissed: what are my rights?
If you've lost your job, your first thought might be "was it fair?" In this article, we'll help you understand if your dismissal was lawful.
9 minute read
What to do in the first 24 hours after you’ve lost your job
Losing your job, especially unexpectedly, can be a hard adjustment. Learn how you can set yourself up for success within the first 24 hours of losing your job.
7 minute read
When can I claim constructive dismissal?
If you've resigned or thinking of resigning because of a toxic culture or bad workplace behaviour, learn how you could potentially claim constructive dismissal.
5 minute read
Video lessons from Valla
Examples of real dismissal cases
Real examples of employment tribunal claims for workplace discrimination, and why they succeeded or failed.
Dismissal after whistleblowing
Three real examples of dismissals following workplace whistleblowing and what happened next
Not sure if you've been fired due to whistleblowing? To help you understand whistleblowing, we look at three different examples brought to the Employment Tribunal.
6 minute read
- Three real examples of dismissals following workplace whistleblowing and what happened next
Templates you can use in dismissal cases
These document and letter templates are useful in cases of dismissal.
Data Subject Access Request DSAR letter template
Find evidence for your claim by getting your personal data from your employer with a Data Subject Access Request letter.
ET1 Particulars of Claim template
Get the ET1 form right with our Particulars of Claim template. Set out the background and details of your Tribunal claim, professionally and effectively.
Help a friend or colleague
Become a discrimination first aider
Become a first responder in times of crisis – someone that others can come to for help, trained in the basics of what rights employees have, discrimination law and work and what steps they can take next.
How to support friends having a tough time at work
Helping your friend or family member through work-related issues can be tricky. Find out how best you can support them during these tough times.
6 minute read