Former AutoRestore Employees Could Claim up to £4,568 in Compensation


We’re disappointed to hear that the major vehicle repair service, AutoRestore, has confirmed it has gone into administration. If you were made redundant by AutoRestore and can answer ‘yes’ to the questions below, you could be entitled to make a Protective Award claim:   

  • Were there at least 20 employees made redundant at one location?
  • Did AutoRestore fail to follow the correct redundancy process?

If you’re still not sure, you can use our free eligibility checker and then speak to our Employment Team to find out more about how we can support you.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

5 steps to making a Protective Award Claim

We can make your Protective Awards Claim in these five simple steps:

Step 1: You can use our free eligibility checker to make sure you’re eligible to make a Protective Award claim.

Step 2: If you are eligible, we’ll then get permission from the administrators.

Step 3: Next, we’ll complete an Early Conciliation with ACAS. This is a standard exercise that needs to be done before we can go to an Employment Tribunal.

Step 4: We’ll file your claim with the Employment Tribunal. They will then consider all the evidence and make their judgment.

Step 5: If the Employment Tribunal passes judgement in your favour, we can claim your Protective Award compensation from AutoRestore, or the Insolvency Service if that’s not possible.

Our experienced Employment Law Solicitors can handle this all for you, so you don’t have to worry about filling in paperwork or missing the deadline.  

Is There a Time Limit for Making a Protective Award Claim?

The time limit for making a Protective Award Claim is three months less one day.

If you’re eligible, we’ll help you through the process as quickly as possible to make sure you don’t miss this deadline. 

TIP: This process can be made quicker by making a group claim, you could reach out to colleagues to see if this is something they’d like to pursue.

How Much Compensation Am I Likely to Get?

If the Protective Award is paid by AutoRestore, the compensation you’re likely to get is usually based on your gross wage, but you could get up to 90 days’ pay.

But if your compensation is paid by the Insolvency Service, there’s a cap of £571 a week for up to eight weeks. So the maximum amount you could claim would be £4,568.

You should still get paid for all your outstanding holidays and any redundancy pay because these are separate from a Protective Award Claim.

Will I Need to Have Been Employed by AutoRestore for a Certain Amount of Time?

There is no minimum length of service needed to make a claim, and both full time and part-time staff can also make Protective Award Claims.

Get in touch to start your Protective Award Claim now.

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