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Winning your claim for unfair dismissal

Before you make a claim for unfair dismissal to an employment tribunal, you need to think carefully about how strong it is.

Changes to the employment tribunals process mean that judges now have greater powers to throw out claims that they think have little chance of success. 

A tribunal will apply certain legal tests to a claim for unfair dismissal. This helps them to decide if a case is worth taking forward. These pages tell you more about these tests and how you can apply them to your own claim.

Winning your claim for unfair dismissal - the general legal tests

Legal tests used by an employment tribunal (ET) about whether you are an employee, how long you have been working for your employer, have you been dismissed, are you within the time limit for a claim and did your employer follow the Acas code.