Alan Ward Furniture Staff Could Claim up to £4,304

David Hession
Employment Law Associate Solicitor

If you’re an employee of Alan Ward Furniture and you’ve lost your job, you can take action and make a Protective Award Claim.

A Protective Award can result in you obtaining an award of up to 90 days’ pay. If you do have to apply to the Insolvency Service for a payment this is then capped at a maximum of 8 weeks’ pay at £538 per week. That means the maximum award you could receive is £4,304.

To check your eligibility online see our Protective Award Eligibility Checker below.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

All businesses in England and Wales that make 20 or more people redundant have to complete a consultation process and inform their staff that they are proposing to make redundancies.

We understand that Alan Ward Furniture didn’t follow the redundancy consultation process correctly. Therefore any full time or part time staff at Alan Ward Furniture who worked at a premises with 20 or more people can make a Protective Award Claim.

It’s important to protect your position and get legal advice from a specialist Employment Lawyer as soon as possible. We’re experts in Protective Award Claims and we’ve helped many other people in your situation. Ask us about dealing with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

For free initial legal advice get in touch with our Employment Lawyers.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

How to Make a Protective Award Claim

To make a Protective Award Claim, you need to have a judgment from an Employment Tribunal.

This means you have to make a Protective Award claim against Alan Ward Furniture. You can do this as an individual or you and your colleagues can make one claim together.

Once the Employment Tribunal has considered the evidence, they will give you a judgment.

Time Limits to Make a Protective Award Claim

You do only have a limited time to make a Protective Award. This is 3 months less one day from the date of your redundancy. It’s so important to get legal advice as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on the time limit for a Protective Award Claim.

You should also know that there is no minimum length of service requirements to make a Protective Award Claim so you can claim no matter how long you’ve worked for Alan Ward Furniture.

A Protective Award Claim can be made by both full and part time workers and your award will be based on your gross weekly pay.

Read some of our case studies about Protective Award claims.

210 Staff get eight weeks pay in Protective Award Claim

Staff get £4,200* Protective Award (*before the rise in payments to £4,304 in 2020)

Who Pays the Protective Award?

If Alan Ward Furniture goes into administration in the future, your Protective Award Claim will be paid by the Insolvency Service. 

If not, the company will have to pay out your Protective Award and the cap won't apply. 

How Simpson Millar Can Help You

Our Employment Lawyers and Solicitors have been helping people just like you make Protective Award Claims against their former employers.

Most recently we’ve helped staff at Thomas Cook, Triumph Furniture, Mothercare and many others in respect of their claims for Protective Awards.

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