Former Doncaster Pharmaceuticals Group and Testerworld Employees Could Claim up to £4,568

Anita North
National Head of Employment

As of Friday 17 June at 5pm, we cannot take on any more ex Doncaster Pharmaceuticals employees to help with their 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.

If you’re not sure, use our free eligibility checker below to see if you could make a Protective Award claim.

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 seek agreement to your claim 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 judgment in your favour, we can claim your Protective Award compensation from the company, 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 any deadlines. 

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. 

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 the employer, 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.

Is There a Minimum Period of Time I Need to Have Been Employed?

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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