Employment Law for Employees
Constructive dismissal is the term used where an employee resigns in response to their employer's breach of an important term of their employment contract. This can be a breach of an express or an implied term. An example of breach of an express term would be where the employer fundamentally changes an employee's duties without being contractually entitled to do so. Implied terms are incorporated into every employment contract by law, regardless of whether they have been expressly agreed between the parties. Breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence is often relied on by employees where the relationship between them and their employer has irrevocably broken down.
The employee has to resign in response to the breach and without too much delay.
If you feel compelled to resign because of the actions or inactions of your employer, seek advice from Furley Page Employment Team BEFORE doing so, as it may not be the best course of action and may make your position worse.
For further information please speak to a member of our Employment Law Team on 0845 603 1057 or click here to email us with full details of your enquiry and we will contact you.