Oasis and Warehouse Staff Can Claim up to 90 Days’ Pay

Author:
Stephen Pinder
Partner, Employment Law Solicitor
Date:
01/05/2020

If you worked for Oasis or Warehouse and you’re one of the 1,800 who’ve lost your job because administrators couldn’t secure a rescue deal and all shops and concessions have been permanently closed, you could make a Protective Award Claim.

A Protective Award claim gives you the opportunity to claim up to a maximum of £4,200 so it’s worth considering.

You can make a Protective Award claim if:

  • 20 or more people were made redundant at one location and
  • You were not given the correct consultation time for the redundancy as required by law

Speak to one of our Employment Solicitors or check your eligibility to claim online now.

You only have 3 months less one day to make a Protective Award claim from the date you were made redundant so time is short.

If you worked for Oasis, Warehouse, Idle Man or Bastyan Fashions you could make a Protective Award Claim as they are all owned by the same company.

For specialist legal advice get in touch with our Employment Law Solicitors.

Click here to check your eligibility for a Protective Award Claim

Protective Award Claims Process

There are some steps you will need to go through to make a Protective Award claim. They are:

Get Permission from the Administrators

You do need permission in writing from the administrators to make a Protective Award claim. Deliotte have been appointed as administrators for the business. Our Employment Law Solicitors have helped former employees of Thomas Cook, Mothercare, FlyBMI and others to get Protective Award claims and can help you too.

Best to Get Your Colleagues Involved

When you make a Protective Award claim, you can do this alone or as a group of employees who’ve all been made redundant. It makes sense for you all to come together and make the claim together. As long as there were more than 20 of you at one location, you can make a Protective Award claim.

Also, because you need a Judgment from an Employment Tribunal that includes either your name or your job title to make a claim, it makes sense for all former employees of Oasis and Warehouse to get together and make a claim. After all, you’re all in the same situation.

Complete Early Conciliation

Early Conciliation is a process that was put in place to help to resolve claims before they go to an Employment Tribunal. Settling your claim in these circumstances is not possible, but the early conciliation process with ACAS still needs to be completed.

It’s just a formality in the context of a Protective Award claim and should be signed off quickly.

Get a Judgment

Once the Early Conciliation process has been completed, your Protective Award claim will go to an Employment Tribunal and a Judge will decide if they want to make the award. As long as the criteria above it met, there are very few reasons why the Judgment would not be made in your favour.

Once you have a Judgment, you can make your Protective Award claim.

How Much Will I Get?

The law says you can claim up to 90 days’ pay. Your Protective Award will be paid out by the Insolvency Service and they guarantee payment of 8 weeks’ pay. They do place a cap on the amount they will pay out - it’s capped at £525 per week. The award you are given is based on your weekly wage. The maximum you can get is £4,200.

Take Action Now

Because of the short time limit you have to make a Protective Award claim, you need to act quickly.

Speak to one of our experienced Employment Law Solicitors or check your eligibility to claim online.

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