If you are made redundant or transferred to another company your employer potentially has a legal duty to provide information and engage in consultation.

When collective redundancies and business transfers take place without adequate consultation, affected employees may have claims for a Protective Award.

These Protective Awards can provide for compensation of up to a maximum of 90 days’ gross pay (for redundancy)/13 weeks’ gross pay (for a transfer of employment) for each affected employee.

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  • If you are 1 of at least 20 employees who have recently been made redundant, or if you have been informed that your role is at risk of redundancy, you may be eligible to bring a Protective Award claim.
  • If you have recently been (“TUPE”) transferred to a new employer, or informed that you are to be transferred to a new employer, you may be eligible to bring a Protective Award claim.

Our specialist team can provide expert advice about Protective Award claims. We have extensive experience of these claims and act for employees all over the UK.

Experience


  • Recently won Protective Award claims for over 100 former Phones 4U employees who were made redundant when the company went into administration without consultation:

Mobile Today, Yorkshire Legal

  • Won Protective Award claims for over 250 former City Link employees who were made redundant without consultation:

BBC News, ITV News

  • Secured Protective Awards for former employees of Oakworth Joinery, 2e2, Jarvis (which resulted in over £3 million paid out to the former employees), Austin Reed, 4Children and Aqua Interiors, to name but a few.

Read our recent ‘getting away with it‘ article.

Time Limits


Whilst there is no cap on compensation (although there are caps on payments made by the Redundancy Payments Office), in our experience individual employees could receive as much as between £5,000 to £6,000 (or between £3,000 to £3,700 if the company is insolvent).

Please note that strict time limits apply in these cases (generally just 3 months less one day from the date of the redundancy/transfer) – act quickly, or you could well lose out.

The Redundancy Payments Office

If you would like advice on Protective Awards or require further information about our services please take a look at our Protective Award factsheet or Insolvency and Redundancy factsheet, contact a member of our team on 033 3344 9603.

Alternatively, if you think you may have a valid Protective Award claim, complete our Protective Award questionnaire and we’ll get back to you.

Complete our Protective Award online questionnaire

If you are a Union member, speak to your Union without delay.

For non-trade union members, we can offer ‘no win, no fee’ terms.

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