Leading fashion chains Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration after owner Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group failed to find a buyer for both businesses.
Peacocks and Jaeger Protective Award Claims
The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for the collapse of the businesses after they suffered losses during the two national lockdowns. Despite efforts to find potential buyers for the businesses, the deterioration of the retail sector made this process complex.
Peacocks and Jaeger Redundancies
Unfortunately, there are more than 4,700 jobs and almost 500 shops at risk. Although at this current stage no redundancies and store closures have been announced.
When an employer plans to make employees redundant they must follow the correct procedures. If there are 20 or more redundancies at one place of work the employer must collectively inform and consult all employees at risk of redundancy. Failure to follow the correct procedures means employees may be eligible to bring forward a protective award claim.
What is a protective award and am I entitled to one? A protective award is a claim for compensation for employees when their employer didn’t follow the correct procedures when informing and consulting on redundancies. If the claim is successful then employees can be awarded up to 90 days’ pay. The Insolvency Service can pay up to 8 weeks of this award, which guarantees employee redundancy entitlements. For more information, please read our Redundancy Protective Award FAQs.
Make a Protective Award Claim
If you’re a former employee of Peacocks or Jaeger and have been made redundant without consultation then you may be entitled to make a protective award claim. To find out if you qualify to make a claim for a protective award please use our redundancy protective award eligibility checker or contact our Employment Department on 033 3344 9603 or email [email protected].
Experts in Protective Award Claims
Morrish Solicitors are a leading Law Firm based in West Yorkshire, providing clear, honest and fair legal advice both regionally and nationally. Our team of Employment Solicitors are experts in protective award claims. They have helped many clients receive compensation through a protective award claim.