Former Green Network Energy Staff Could Claim up to 90 Days’ Pay

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Author:
Damian Kelly
Head of Employment
Date:
08/02/2021

If you worked for Green Network Energy and you’ve been made redundant after the energy firm collapsed last week, you could make a Protective Award Claim of up to £4,304.

There’s no minimum length of service you need to make a Protective Award Claim and it won’t affect you getting any unpaid wages, holiday or redundancy pay that you’re owed.

We take all Protective Award Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis and you won’t pay us any legal fees until your claim is finished.

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

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

What is a Protective Award?

It’s a payment made to staff who are made redundant without the right consultation period. There are some criteria you need to meet to make a Protective Award Claim. They are:

  • You worked at a location where there were 20 or more people who were made redundant
  • You weren’t given the right consultation period about your redundancy

Because Green Energy Network collapsed, you probably weren’t given the right notice for your redundancy so it’s worth checking your position.

You can watch our short video, What is a Protective Award?

How to Make a Protective Award Claim

To make a Protective Award Claim, you need to have a judgment from an Employment Tribunal.

You can make a Protective Award Claim as an individual or you and your colleagues can make one claim together.

Once the Employment Tribunal has considered the evidence, they will give you a judgment.

Time Limits to Make a Claim

You do only have a limited time to make a Protective Award. You only have 3 months less one day from the date of your redundancy. It’s so important to get legal advice as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on the time limit for a Protective Award Claim.

A Protective Award Claim can be made by both full and part time workers and your award will be based on your gross weekly pay.

Read some of our case studies about Protective Award Claims.

210 Staff get eight weeks pay in Protective Award Claim

Staff get £4,200* Protective Award (*before the rise in payments to £4,304 in 2020)

What about Unpaid Wages and Holiday Pay?

The administrators should pay you any outstanding wages, holiday pay or anything else owed to you quite quickly. You can apply for these types of payments separately from a Protective Award. The Protective Award claim will take longer, as you’ll need a judgment from the Employment Tribunal.

How Simpson Millar Can Help You

Our Employment Lawyers and Solicitors have been helping people just like you make Protective Award Claims against their former employers.

We’ve helped former staff at Thomas Cook, Triumph Furniture, Mothercare and many others in the same situation as you, with their Protective Award claims.

Use our Eligibility Checker now to see if you could make a claim.

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