South Yorkshire based supplier of windows, doors and conservatories, Sash UK Ltd was placed into administration on 22nd May 2020. Unfortunately, over 100 employees were immediately made redundant without any warning.
When a company makes 20 or more employees redundant from one workplace, they have a legal duty to collectively consult the affected employees before making them redundant.
If a company fails to follow the correct procedure or consultation process before making employees redundant, then those employees may be entitled to compensation by pursuing a protective award claim in an Employment Tribunal.
Sash UK Ltd Protective Award Claim
Morrish Solicitors have successfully obtained the maximum protective award claim possible meaning former Sash UK Ltd employees are entitled to 90 days’ pay after they lost their jobs with immediate effect.
The protective award claim was taken on under a ‘no win no fee’ agreement with former Sash employees, meaning they would not be charged for our legal services if their claim was unsuccessful, and we received our legal costs from part of the compensation rewarded.
Our employment solicitor, Tony Rippon commented, “Unfortunately, we often hear about companies being placed into administration or liquidation with mass redundancies being made. Whilst employees are usually informed of their right to notice and redundancy pay, they are not always told that they may be able to secure compensation by pursuing a Protective Award claim in the Employment Tribunal. I was delighted to be able to help all 104 of my clients in successfully pursing such a claim following their redundancies. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best.”
What is a Protective Award Claim?
What is a protective award claim and am I entitled to one? A redundancy protective award claim is an award of compensation where employers are proposing to make 20 or more employees redundant from one location within a 90-day period, they have a legal duty to consult on a collective basis. This consultation must be carried out with appropriate employee representatives and/or a recognised trade union. Subject to the amount of people made redundant, it should last for at least 30 or 45 days.
If the company does not follow this process properly, a claim can be lodged in the Employment Tribunals for a Protective Award for up to a maximum of 90 days’ pay.
Our team of employment solicitors have helped thousands of individuals recover compensation after they were made redundant without consultation. Making a protective award claim with us is straightforward and hassle-free. To check to see if you’re entitled to make a claim, simply complete our redundancy protective award eligibility checker, you’ll be asked to submit your details and then our employment team will take care of the rest.
For more information, please read our redundancy protective award FAQs.
Specialist Employment Solicitors
Morrish Solicitors have a highly experienced team of employment solicitors specialising in protective award claims. We are experts in these claims and have helped secure Judgments or settlements for many thousands of clients. In the right circumstance, we can offer our legal services on “no win no fee” agreement.
If you are one of 20 or more employees who have been made redundant without consultation, please contact us on 033 3344 9600 or simply email [email protected] with your request.
Successful Protective Award Claims
Below are just some of the protective award claims we have settled:
- Thomas Cook – Recently, we have worked alongside the TSSA to secure a successful employment tribunal against the travel firm, meaning up to 1,500 former Thomas Cook employees could be in line for payments. They could claim as much as £4,200 each from the Insolvency Service.
- Brass Agency – We were contacted by former Brass Agency employees after the company went into administration and left over 50 employees without a job. Our employment solicitors helped Brass employees get the compensation they deserved just 4 months after they were made redundant.
- Phones 4U – Our employment solicitors won protective award claims for over 100 former Phone 4U employees after they were made redundant without consultation when the company went into administration.
- City Link – We helped over 250 former City Link workers claim compensation after the company collapsed.