How J Rotherham Masonry Staff Can Claim up to 8 Weeks' Pay

Author:
Stephen Pinder
Partner, Employment Law Solicitor
Date:
06/02/2020

Former employees of J Rotherham Masonry can now claim up to 8 weeks’ pay by making a Protective Award Claim.

A Protective Award is a claim for compensation which can be awarded by an Employment Tribunal if an employer hasn’t followed the correct redundancy consultation process; before the company went into administration.

Former employees do not have to have a minimum length of service to make a Protective Award Claim.

Our Employment Law Solicitors successfully represented former employees of Mothercare and Jamie’s Italian, and we’re now offering a free initial consultation to former employees of J Rotherham Masonry.

We may be able to deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

How to Make a Protective Award Claim

The criteria required for making a Protective Award claim are that:

  • More than 20 staff are made redundant in one work location
  • Your employer did not follow the correct redundancy procedures
  • The Employment Tribunal judgment mentions your name or job role.

As J Rotherham Masonry has gone into administration and made over 200 people redundant from their head office at Holme-on-Spalding Moor and their manufacturing operation at Market Weighton, the criteria to make a Protective Award claim seem to be met. 

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

Time Limit to Make a Claim

There are some time limits in place to make a Protective Award claim, so if you worked for J Rotherham Masonry, it’s really important that you and your colleagues get in touch with an Employment Law Solicitor as soon as possible.

You only have 3 months less 1 day from the date you were made redundant to issue your claim for a Protective Award with the Employment Tribunal.

To issue your claim with the Employment Tribunal, you have to complete the Early Conciliation process with ACAS within the 3 month timeframe. This is a compulsory step but the time limit will pause whilst you complete this stage of the process.

You can only claim a Protective Award if the Employment Tribunal judgment mentions your name or job role. Our Employment Law Solicitors can help you understand more about the process and help you to make a claim once they’ve confirmed that you are eligible to claim.

How Much Compensation and Who Pays It?

HM Government Insolvency Service will pay out for a successful Protective Award Claim where the employer is insolvent. Compensation awards paid by the Insolvency Service will be up to 8 weeks’ pay, with a cap on the amount of weekly pay at £525 per week.

When a company goes into compulsory liquidation, it’s often a surprise to employees and there are no consultation meetings leading up to this event.

Where 20 or more employees are made redundant at a single place of work and there hasn’t been a redundancy consultation process to inform employees about their rights and the reasons for the redundancies, the employer has failed to undertake its legal duty to inform and consult.

Why Choose Simpson Millar?

We can help you, starting with a free consultation.

Our Employment Law Solicitors have helped many former employees who find themselves in the same situation as you are now.

We’re working with former employees of Thomas Cook to make Protective Award claims and we’ve been successful with Protective Award claims against Jamie’s Italian and BHS.

If you want to make a claim for a Protective Award because you were made redundant without proper consultation, contact our Employment Law Solicitors now.

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