Following the unexpected dismissal of more than twenty employees and subsequent insolvency of London-based childcare charity 4Children in summer 2016, many of the employees instructed Morrish Solicitors to bring a protective award claim against the company for a failure to inform and consult them appropriately before they were dismissed.
The charity provided thousands of low-income families with nursery, after-school clubs and parenting services. They were forced into administration after a rapid corporate expansion fuelled by private loans unravelled in the face of government cuts.
The protective award claim has now succeeded and those employees have been awarded 90 days’ pay by the East London Employment Tribunal for the failure to inform and consult them.
David Sorensen, who represents the former employees states “we are very pleased that the Tribunal have agreed that the charity failed to carry out its legal obligations to these employees and awarded the full award against 4Children (in administration)”.
Morrish Solicitors is a specialist law firm that represents people of all backgrounds through their work for individual clients, Unions, Associations, professional bodies and their members across the UK. Their employment team specialises in bringing protective award claims on behalf of employees and all other types of employment claims.