Cleveland Bridge Staff Could Claim up to 90 Days’ Pay


As of Friday 8th October at 5pm, we cannot take on any more Cleveland Engineering employees to help with their protective award claims.

This is because of the strict time limits in place for Protective Award claims.

You may want to pursue this without our legal assistance. If so, please contact ACAS on 0300 123 1100 or visit for advice.

Please kindly note that Simpson Millar LLP cannot be held responsible in the event that you seek to bring a claim after the limitation period has expired and you should seek independent legal advice if in doubt about when your limitation period is.

What is a Protective Award Claim?

A Protective Award Claim can be made if:

  • At least 20 members of staff were made redundant at the same location
  • You weren’t given a proper consultation about your redundancy

There’s no minimum length of service to make a Protective Award Claim and both full time and part time employees can make a claim.

If you meet the above criteria, use our free eligibility checker to see if you can make a claim. We handle all Protective Award Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

How much is a Protective Award?

You could claim up to £4,352 through a Protective Award Claim and you’re guaranteed to get at least 8 weeks’ pay by HM Insolvency Service, with a cap of £544 a week.

The amount you’ll get will be based on your gross weekly pay and you can still apply for holiday pay, redundancy pay and any outstanding wages. These are separate to a Protective Award Claim and won’t be affected.

Time Limits for a Protective Award Claim

You have exactly 3 months, less than one day, from the date you were made redundant to make a Protective Award Claim. As this is a strict time limit, it’s really important that you get legal advice from a specialist Employment Law Solicitor as early as possible.

Our Employment Law Solicitors can handle everything for you from start to finish so you can rest assured that all the paperwork will be correct and you won’t miss any important deadlines.

Get in touch with our specialist team or use our eligibility checker today to see if you can make a Protective Award Claim.

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