Brass Agency Staff Can Claim Up to 8 Weeks Pay

Stephen Pinder
Partner, Employment Law Solicitor

Digital Marketing agency Brass, based in Leeds went into administration on 28 November, leaving 60 staff without jobs.

Because the 60 people who worked for Brass were made redundant without being consulted they are eligible to make a Protective Award Claim.

This is equivalent to up to 8 weeks of pay and you don’t need a minimum length of service to make a Protective Award Claim.

If you’re a former employer of Brass, you can check if you can make a Protective Award Claim on our Free Eligibility Checker.

For free initial legal advice call our Employment Law Solicitors.

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The Situation at Brass

Workers were called into a meeting on 28 November to let them know the company had gone into administration and they had all been made redundant immediately. They were asked to return on 29 November to give back the company property and their keys.

The directors of the business had tried alternative sources of funds to try to improve their cash flow, but couldn’t do this in the time available.

All staff were paid up to 28 November when the company stopped trading.

Brass Staff Can Make a Protective Award Claim

If you were a worker at Brass in Leeds, you can make a Protective Award Claim. To make this claim, there are two conditions that have to be met. They are:

  • At least 20 staff have to be made redundant in one location at once
  • The company fails to properly consult with its staff about the redundancies and they don’t give the correct notice period of the redundancies.

Because Brass stopped trading suddenly, there was no time to properly consult on redundancies and as a result, all staff at Brass can make a Protective Award Claim.

How Much Can I Claim?

You can claim up to 8 weeks’ pay in your Protective Award. There is a cap on the amount you can claim per week and this is a maximum of £525. How much you are given depends on how much your weekly wage is.

If the Employment Tribunal offers you a full award of 8 weeks’ pay at £525 a week, your maximum award will be £4,200.

Remember, there is no minimum length of service requirement to make a Protective Award Claim, so even if you’ve only worked at Brass for a short time you can still be included in a Protective Award Claim.

What Should I Do Next?

To be eligible to receive a Protective Award, you have to have a judgment from an Employment Tribunal either with your name or your particular job role specified on the judgment.

This means that all employees can group together on one joint Employment Tribunal application or individuals can do this themselves.

If you were employed by Brass, make sure you tell all your former co-workers about their change to receive additional money because of Brass not following the rules around redundancies.

You only have a limited time to make a Protective Award Claim. You have to submit your claim to the Employment Tribunal within 3 months of being made redundant so you need to act fast and call us today.

Why Choose Simpson Millar?

Our Employment Law Solicitors are experienced in dealing with Protective Award Claims for employees who’ve suddenly lost their jobs because their employer stopped trading. We’re helping former employees of Thomas Cook and Triumph Furniture make Protective Award Claims.

Having an experienced Employment Lawyer to help you make your Protective Award Claim will help you to make sure you get the best outcome from the Employment Tribunal. They can also use all their expertise to make sure the Administrators of Brass do all they need to.

Protective Award Case Studies

210 Staff Made Redundant Secured Protective Award of Eight Weeks Pay

Former Staff Get Protective Award of £4,200 Each

If you’re a former employee of Brass, call and speak to one of our experience Employment Law Solicitors today for help and advice about what to do next.  

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