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Associate Dentist claim FAQs

Find all of the information you need about Leigh Day's claim on behalf of Associate Dentists.

Have questions about the claim?

Find the answers here in our FAQs

We estimate that the average Associate Dentist could be entitled to up to £20,000 in compensation.

We are claiming for back pay for unpaid holiday, and paid holiday in the future.

At the end of the claim, if we win, we will deduct 25% plus VAT from your compensation for our legal fees.

If we lose the claim, you will not have to pay Leigh Day’s fees.

If we lose, you should not have to pay your employer’s legal fees, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if you behave in a vexatious, abuse, disruptive or otherwise unreasonable manner, or ignore an order of the tribunal.

We are bringing claims for Associate Dentists who have left their employer in the last 10 weeks.

If you left your employment as an Associate Dentist in the last 10 weeks, please register your details on the sign-up page as you may be able to join the claim in the future.

No. We are only bringing worker status claims for independent contractor Associate Dentists, not employees.

No. This claim is about workers’ rights, in particular your right to receive holiday pay – you can both be a worker to receive workers’ rights and self-employed for tax purposes.

We are not challenging the fact you are self-employed for tax purposes. We recognise that some Associate Dentists want to remain self-employed.

As a worker, it would be compulsory for your employer to give you the following rights:

  • Paid holiday 5.6 weeks a year (regardless of what contract you have signed, either now or in the future)
  • National Living Wage
  • Protection from your current employer removing your work or cutting your pay as a result of claiming worker rights
  • Protection from unlawful discrimination
  • Protection for whistleblowing (reporting wrongdoing in the workplace)
  • Pension contributions

We cannot guarantee how your employer will respond to the claim. However, Associate Dentists have legal protection from their employer acting to your detriment if you bring a claim. We believe that there would be a good case for arguing that it is unlawful for your employer to remove or change the conditions of your work because of your claim and that you would be entitled to additional compensation.

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