Construction Partnership UK Ltd Staff Could Claim up to 8 Weeks’ Pay

Author:
Graham Roberts
Senior Associate Solicitor, Employment and Head of Advocacy
Date:
20/05/2020

Former staff of Construction Partnership UK Limited could claim up to 8 weeks’ pay by making a Protective Award Claim.

A Protective Award is a claim for compensation which can be awarded by an Employment Tribunal if an employer hasn’t followed the correct redundancy consultation processes before the business goes into administration.

Former staff members don’t have to have a minimum length of service to make a Protective Award Claim. You can use our Eligibility Checker to see if you can make a claim.

Our Employment Law Solicitors successfully represented former employees of Mothercare, Thomas Cook and Laura Ashley amongst others with their Protective Award Claims, and we’re offering a free initial consultation to former Construction Partnership UK Limited staff.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

How to Make a Protective Award Claim

The criteria for making a Protective Award claim are that:

  • More than 20 staff are made redundant in one work location
  • Your employer didn’t follow the correct redundancy consultation procedures

When a business stops trading, it’s often a surprise to the staff. You can make a Protective Award Claim because your employer has effective made you redundant without giving you the consultation you must have by law.

When Construction Partnership UK Limited went into administration and ceased trading immediately, more than 120 people were made redundant. As long as you meet criteria, you can probably make a Protective Award claim. 

You can use our Eligibility Checker to see if you can make a claim.

Time Limit to Make a Claim

There are some time limits in place to make a Protective Award claim. If you worked for Construction Partnership UK Limited, it’s really important that you and your colleagues speak to an Employment Law Solicitor as soon as possible.

You can only make a Protective Award claim if you get a judgment from the Employment Tribunal that mentions your name or job role. You only have 3 months less 1 day from the date you were made redundant to issue your claim with the Employment Tribunal.

To do this, you have to complete the Early Conciliation process with ACAS. This is a compulsory step, but the time limit will pause whilst you get this formality out of the way.

A Judge will decide on whether to make you an award at an Employment Tribunal hearing. The Judgment will need to include either your name or your job title. This will enable you to make your Protective Award Claim.

How Much Compensation and Who Pays It?

HM Government Insolvency Service will pay out for a successful Protective Award Claim when an employer is insolvent. Compensation awards paid by the Insolvency Service are up to 8 weeks’ pay, with a weekly cap of £538 per week.

This means your maximum award will be £4,304.

Why Choose Simpson Millar?

We can help you to make a Protective Award Claim.

We’ll start by offering you a free consultation. In addition, we’ll use a No Win, No Fee agreement to fund your claim.

Our Employment Law Solicitors have helped hundreds of other people in the same situation as you are now.

If you want to make a claim for a Protective Award because you were made redundant without proper consultation, contact our Employment Law Solicitors now.

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