If you worked for Hampson Hughes in Liverpool and you lost your job when the law firm went into administration last week, you could make a Protective Award Claim.
You do need to meet these two criteria to make a Protective Award Claim. They are:
- 20 or more staff were made redundant from the same location
- You weren’t given the right consultation on your redundancy by Hampson Hughes
As Hampson Hughes only had one office in Liverpool, and the rescue plan failed last week, it looks likely that staff could make a claim.
There’s no minimum length of service needed to make a Protective Award Claim either, so even the 3 new staff taken on in the medical negligence team last month, could still claim.
We can take on your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you won’t have to pay any money upfront, and you’ll only pay us if your claim is successful.
You don’t have to have a minimum length of service either – everyone who has lost their job can claim as long as you meet the criteria above.
Use our Eligibility Checker to see if you could make a Protective Award Claim.
What Is A Protective Award?
Protective Awards are usually paid by the Insolvency Service to people who’ve been made redundant without their employer following the right processes.
Even when a business goes into administration, it still must follow the correct redundancy procedures or else their staff can make a Protective Award Claim.
Time Limits For a Protective Award Claim
There are short deadlines in place to make Protective Award Claim – you only have 3 months, less one day, to make a claim.
It’s really important that you check your eligibility as soon as you can and get your claim started.
What About Outstanding Pay?
The administrators for Hampson Hughes should be in touch with you about any outstanding pay, including redundancy pay if you’re eligible, holiday pay and pay in lieu of your notice period.
Making a Protective Award Claim will not affect your entitlement to any of the pay owed to you.
How Do I Make a Protective Award Claim?
We can help you make a Protective Award Claim, but this is the process we’ll follow once we know you can make a Protective Award Claim:
- Contact the administrators to get permission to make a Protective Award Claim
- Contact ACAS to complete Early Conciliation process
- Submit your claim to the Employment Tribunal
- Get a judgment from the Employment Tribunal
- Make your Protective Award Claim
Our specialist Protective Award Claim Solicitors can expertly guide you through each step of the process.
How Much Can I Claim?
The Employment Tribunal can award you up to 90 days’ pay, but the Insolvency Service put a cap on what they will pay out.
Your award will be based on your weekly wage, with a cap of £544 per week. Your maximum award will be £4,352.
Making a Protective Award Claim won’t affect your rights to claim any notice pay, holiday pay or redundancy pay.
Don’t wait – check to see if you’re eligible to make a Protective Award Claim now.
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