Former Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge Staff Could Claim up to £4,304

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Author:
Damian Kelly
Head of Employment
Date:
04/02/2021

If you worked for Topshop, Topman or Miss Selfridge, you’ve lost your job after the sale to ASOS on February 3rd and you’re eligible, you could make a Protective Award Claim.

A Protective Award is a payment made when your employer does not follow the minimum legal notice for your redundancy and you don’t need a minimum length of service to make a claim either.

To find out if you’re eligible to make a Protective Award Claim, use our free Eligibility Checker.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

Employment law in England and Wales says that employers must inform their staff when they are planning to make redundancies and follow the correct procedures.

Arcadia did not follow these rules so as long as the following criteria apply to you, as former staff of Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge, you could make a Protective Award Claim:

  • 20 or more people lost their jobs at the same location where you worked
  • Your employer did not consult properly on the redundancies

It doesn’t matter if you were a full or part time worker or how long you worked there, as long as the above criteria apply to you.

Talk to one of our specialist Employment Solicitors to see if you can make a Protective Award Claim. We’ve helped many other people in exactly the same position as you are, including staff made redundant at Mothercare and Flybe, so call us to see if we can help you.

What are the Time Limits for a Protective Award?

You need to act quickly as there is a time limit of 3 months, less one day, from the date you were made redundant to make a claim for a Protective Award. 

The Protective Award Claims Process

It’s important to understand exactly how the claims process works, so here’s a step by step guide to the Protective Award Claims process:

  1. Can you make a Protective Award Claim? Check using our eligibility checker or call and speak to one of our Employment Solicitors
  2. Start your Protective Award Claim. We’ll ask you to sign some paperwork to confirm that you want us to act for you and we’ll get permission to make a Protective Award from the company administrators.
  3. Complete ACAS Early Conciliation. This is in place to try to settle claims before they get to the Employment Tribunal, but as you can’t settle your claim, your form will be stamped and move through the process quickly. The 3 month time period is paused while this process happens.
  4. Make an Application to the Employment Tribunal. Your claim will be heard, and a Judgment will be made. Your job title or your name will be included on the Judgment and this will allow you to make a Protective Award Claim.

How Much Will I Get?

If you claim through the Insolvency Service there is a maximum claim of £4,304 or up to eight weeks’ pay. The maximum weekly amount is capped at £538 and the payment you receive will be based on your usual weekly pay.

Why Choose Simpson Millar?

We’ve helped many other employees made redundant to successfully make a Protective Award claim. Our specialist Employment Solicitors will help you clearly understand the process and support you throughout the claims process.

It’s not easy losing your job and making sure that you can access as much money as possible to help you through is really important. We don’t take any money until your claim is completed so you don’t need to worry about legal fees right now.

If you want to make a successful Protective Award claim get in touch with us today.

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