Two no-win-no fee legal firms report that they have collected nearly 200 former Arcadia staff who may not have been properly consulted before being made redundant.
Employers have a legal duty consult collectively with staff in locations where more than 20 redundancies are made. If workers are not properly consulted, and this is found to be so by an employment tribunal, workers can be compensated with a “protective award” of up to 90 days wages, capped at £4,353 each.
Failing to collectively consult is one of many pitfalls that employers can fall in to with redundancy processes, leading to compensation claims former staff.
If you don’t want to leave your company open to claims after redundancy, speak to one of our employment law experts on 0121 511 2233.