Harry Fairclough Construction Staff May Claim Up to 90 Days Pay

Stephen Pinder
Partner, Employment Law Solicitor

If you worked for Harry Fairclough Construction and have been made redundant, you could be entitled to make a Protective Award claim.

This lets you claim up to 90 days’ pay if your former employer didn’t go through the proper redundancy consultation process required by law, and if at least 20 people were made redundant at one location.

Warrington-based Harry Fairclough Construction employed more than 150 people and only announced it was ceasing trading on February 20th.

So if you worked for the company, there’s a good chance you may be eligible to claim for a Protective Award. Check your eligibility to claim here.

However, you must act quickly, as you have 3 months less one day from the date you lost your job to make a Protective Award claim.

For free initial legal advice get in touch with our Employment Solicitors. We deal with Protective Award claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

How Much Money Can I Claim?

You can claim up to 90 days’ pay, with a guaranteed payment of 8 weeks’ pay from the Insolvency Service. The amount they pay out is capped at £525 a week, with an award being based on your weekly salary, up to a maximum of £4,200.

The payments will come from the Insolvency Service, rather than the business itself.

What Will I Cost Me?

Our Employment Solicitors handle Protective Award claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. So we won’t ask for any upfront fees, and we only get paid if your claim is successful.

Why Do I Need an Employment Solicitor?

You are entitled to make a Protective Award claim without any legal representation. However, our Employment Solicitors secured more than £300,000 for former staff at Multiyork after they were made redundant, and are currently handling Protective Award claims for ex-employees of firms including Thomas Cook, Mothercare and Axminster.

We have detailed knowledge and understanding of the claims process and have dealt with many administrators, so we can use this expertise to get the best possible outcome for you.

Allowing us to manage your claim also frees up your time to concentrate on securing alternative employment, safe in the knowledge that your claim has been left in safe and capable hands.

Who Can Make a Claim?

Your eligibility to make a Protective Award claim doesn’t depend on your length of service. So even if you started working for Harry Fairclough Construction in the last few months, you may still be entitled to claim.

Individual or Group Claims?

Since many of your colleagues will be in the same situation as you, you may be able to get together and make a joint claim. You will need to get permission from the administrators to make a claim, rather than all of you doing this individually, our Employment Lawyers can do this for all of you as part of your claims.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?

You must bring a Protective Award claim in three months minus one day of you being made redundant. That means any eligible person who has lost their job needs to act quickly and get legal advice as soon as possible.

If you’ve been affected by the closure of Harry Fairclough Construction, get in touch with our Employment Law team and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help you.

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