According to figures released by the Office of National Statistics, the number of people out of work in the UK fell by 14,000 in the final three months of 2012.
In addition, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million in January.
While the news will obviously be welcomed by anyone who’s actively seeking work, it’d be foolhardy to suggest that life is easy for anyone that’s currently unemployed.
Indeed, just a quick glance at the figures above will surely illustrate the difficulties anyone that’s unemployed currently faces. Simply put, there are still far more people out of work than there are available jobs.
That’s why, if you feel that you’ve been wrongfully dismissed from a job, it’s more important than ever to know your rights. Every year, thousands of people are victims of unfair dismissal – however not all of them realise this.
If you’ve lost your job over something that isn’t expressly detailed in your contract, or if you feel you’ve been treated unfairly, then you could have a case.
While sometimes it’s tempting to just attempt to move on, with the job market being as competitive as it is the last thing you really need are awkward gaps in your CV, or to have to explain a dismissal within an interview. Especially if that dismissal wasn’t your fault.
If you think you fall into this bracket, contact us here at Ashby Cohen today. With years of experience, we’ll be able to advise you as to whether you have a case, and let you know your best plan of attack for moving forward.