Definitions for "Wrongful Dismissal"
the termination of an employee’s employment which is contrary to the law.
See: Unfair dismissal
A common-law claim based on breach of employment contract and, as such, distinct from unfair dismissal. Where an employee is summarily dismissed in breach of his contractual entitlement to notice and other contractual entitlements he will have a claim for damages unless the dismissal was justified under the terms of his contract of employment. Damages are based on the employee's loss.