Breach of contract and constructive dismissal

If your employer has changed your employment contract without your consent or is breaching the terms of your contract, we can help.

Robert Whitaker, Chelmsford
Robert Whitaker, employment law specialist in Chelmsford

Breach of contract and constructive dismissal

Can I claim for constructive dismissal if I resign?

To claim for constructive dismissal you need to have a serious reason to resign that meets certain criteria set out under the Employment Rights Act. You may be able to complain about one serious breach of your contract – for example, if your employer refuses to pay you without good reason. Alternatively, you may leave after the last straw in a series of smaller breaches which become serious when viewed collectively. We can also advise you on other potential claims you may have, for instance if you feel you have been forced to leave because you are a whistle blower, or if your employer has acted in a discriminatory way towards you.

Resigning from your job carries significant risks, and is often financially and emotionally daunting, so it’s important to talk to an employment law specialist before you take any big steps. It's also important to act promptly on any complaints you may have. We can help you plan your next steps, and the timings of each stage. If you’re thinking about resigning, call us on 0800 0131165 for clear, practical advice.

How we can help you

If you think your employer is acting unfairly towards you, talk to us. We’ll listen to your story and get a complete understanding of what’s happening to you at work. Our employment law solicitors are always on your side, and we’ll help you find a way to move forward positively.

We negotiate for you

At Tees, we’ll approach your situation with your best interests at heart. Our experienced team always look for creative solutions – and we tailor our approach around you. We have numerous negotiation techniques and tactics up our sleeves, and we’re adept in managing contractual disputes.

Straightforward and practical advice

At Tees, we don’t believe in making life any more complicated than it is already. Leaving your job and taking on your employer can feel overwhelming – but we’re on your side. We will explain everything in plain language, and set out your options clearly.

Together, we will help you plan how to move forward from the situation you're facing. We provide clear, practical advice - designed to help you find a positive solution. Losing or leaving your job is never easy, and you can trust us to be on your side every step of the way.

A tailored approach

When you work with us, you’ll be at the centre of everything we do. Our aim will always be to get the best possible outcome for you. We’ll be with you every step of the way until we reach a resolution that meets your needs. We are always happy to see you in person, but we’ll keep in touch by phone, email and letter – whatever works for you, so you only need to come to our office if you want to.

Let’s talk!

If you’re considering making a claim for constructive dismissal, come and talk to us about how we can help. Give us a call for a confidential chat.

Our specialist lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston 

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

Call us for a FREE initial consultation with our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 0131165

or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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Tees coronavirus update

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