Employee

Constructive or Wrongful Dismissal

Constructive dismissal is when an employee chooses to resign due to fundamental and serious alteration(s) to the terms of employment without the employee’s consent. Examples of constructive dismissal can include substantial reduced pay or creation/persistence of a hostile work environment. You must act quickly after the unilateral alteration, but not without consulting with legal services first. If you experience constructive dismissal and file a successful claim, you may be entitled monetary damages in addition to termination and/or severance pay.

Alternatively, if your employment contract has been terminated abruptly or without cause, you may be entitled to file a wrongful dismissal claim. Wrongful dismissal is also characterized as termination without reasonable pay.

Enable Legal Services can help you determine if your case is legitimately constructive or a wrongful dismissal and coach you through filing a claim.