Check that you are being paid all of the money that you are entitled to including:
- Wages or salary
- Holiday pay for holiday you haven’t taken
- ‘Pay in lieu of notice’ if you are not working your notice out
- Any bonus, commission or expenses you are entitled to
The best way to move on from losing your job is to get another one as soon as possible. Whilst you are looking, you will need to check what benefits and tax credits you are entitled to. The Money Advice Service can provide further information.
If you were sacked it is likely that you were not happy in the job, so it can be a blessing in disguise. Enjoy the relief of knowing you won’t have to do it anymore. Take time to look at the situation and work out what did not work for you, so that you can learn from the experience. Be honest with yourself and think about how much of it was your responsibility and work out what you would do differently next time.
You will need to explain what happened on your next job application. Describe what happened as straightforwardly as you can without blaming your previous employer. Show how this new opportunity is different and what you learned through the experience.
Was it an unfair dismissal?