10 Common examples of treatment that can lead to a constructive dismissal claim
1. Offering the employee a more junior position. If he doesn't take it, you threaten to dismiss
2. Taking an illegal deduction from his salary, so he resigns.
3. Giving him an illegal instruction which then forces him to resign.
4. The employee's being sexually harassed and you don't do anything about it.
5. A reduction in his pay or salary without reason.
6. Demoting him without a good reason.
7. Unnecessarily disciplining the employee.
8. You completely change the nature of his job.
9. Harassing or humiliating him constantly.
10.Victimising the employee.
These are just a few of the common reasons for constructive dismissal, but there are others you can find in the D10: Constructive dismissal
chapter of your Practical Guide to Human Resources Management. If you don't have a copy yet, click here
Remember, if you act in any way that's unfair and the employee resigns, he can claim constructive dismissal.