Dawsons Music & Sound Staff Could Claim £4,352

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Author:
Damian Kelly
Head of Employment
Date:
06/09/2021

Have you lost your job at Dawsons Music & Sound because the retailer has gone into administration? If your employer didn’t consult with you properly about your redundancy, you could claim up to £4,352 through a Protective Award Claim.

To be eligible for a Protective Award Claim, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 20 employees were made redundant at the same location
  • You weren’t properly consulted about your redundancy

Use our free Eligibility Checker to see if you can make a claim today. 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 to Make a Protective Award Claim

Once we’ve established that you meet the criteria for a Protective Award Claim, our Employment Law Solicitors can handle the full claims process for you.

To make a claim, you need to get permission from the joint administrators. We can contact joint administrators, Neil Morley and Howard Smith on your behalf.

We’ll then help you complete an ACAS Early Conciliation before filing a claim with the Employment Tribunal. Our Employment Solicitors can submit all the relevant paperwork for you so you don’t have to worry about any errors or missed deadlines.

The Employment Tribunal will look at your case and make a judgment about whether or not you were properly consulted about your redundancy.

If the Tribunal decides that your employer didn’t follow the correct redundancy procedures, you’ll receive your Protective Award compensation. This will either be paid by Dawsons Music & Sound or the HM Insolvency Service.

How Much Can I Claim?

You can claim up to 90 days’ pay through a Protective Award, with a cap of £4,352. The exact amount you’ll get will be based on your gross weekly pay but you’re guaranteed to be paid at least 8 weeks’ pay by the HM Insolvency Service.

There’s no minimum length of service to make a Protective Award claim and both full time and part time employees are eligible. Making a claim also won’t affect any outstanding wages or holiday pay you’re expecting.

Is There a Time Limit for a Protective Award Claim?

There is a strict time limit for three months, less than one day, from the date you were made redundant to make a claim. Because this is a fixed time limit, it’s important to get specialist legal advice as early as you can.

Our Employment Law Solicitors are here to answer all of your queries and can take the pressure off your shoulders by handling the full claims process for you. We’ve helped thousands of redundant staff make a Protective Award Claim after they lost their job at companies such as Arcadia Group, Debenhams and Fat Face.

Get in touch or use our free Eligibility Checker today to see if you can make a Protective Award Claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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