Redress If you are successful in your claim for unfair dismissal, the body that heard your claim may award you one of the following remedies: Reinstatement This means that you are treated as if you had never been dismissed.
Peter, who was on Haringey's child protection register, died after months of abuse.
Employment status You must be an employee, working under a contract of service.
Race, colour, sexual orientation, age or membership of the Traveller community.
You have 90 days from the date your employment problem occurred (or the date you became aware of the employment problem) to lodge a personal grievance.Although Haringey social workers employed in the children's services department that Shoesmith ran were blamed by the media for failing to intervene to protect Peter, subsequent inquiries showed that Metropolitan police officers, and Great Ormond Street hospital doctors had all made serious errors.Future loss - a calculation will be made as to your future loss, based on a consideration of how long it is likely to be before you can get alternative work.The agreement comes just days before Shoesmith was about to return to the courts in an attempt to force Haringey to agree a payout, 15 months after the court of appeal declared she had been "scapegoated".

Although Shoesmith lost the first round of her case, she was triumphant in the court of appeal which concluded in July 2011 that she had been "unfairly scapegoated".
You can find out detailed information about fixed-term/specified-purpose contracts and dismissal in 'Further information' below.
However there are important exceptions to this general rule.
Again, however, this remedy is rarely used.Re-engagement This means that you will be given your job back but only from a particular date, for example, the date of the decision in your favour.Start your free trial.It will be envisaged that it is of limited duration to end when the specified purpose of the contract is completed.Fixed-term or specified-purpose contracts and dismissal A fixed-term contract is a contract of a specific length where the duration of the contract is known to both parties from the outset.The degree of contribution will be stated in percentage terms and your award overall award reduced accordingly.Shoesmith became the focus of media blame for one of the most extensive child protection controversies of recent years following the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, in July 2007.Small businesses have railed against government plans to abolish the cap on compensation for unfair dismissal, paving the way for lottery payouts for sacked workers who take their chance at the tribunal.