Manchester law firm welcomes enquiries from Abacus Care Home employees

The employment team at Manchester-based law firm JMW Solicitors LLP is welcoming enquiries from care providers and nurses employed by Abacus Care Home Care and Nursing Services (Ormskirk) Limited. The Lancashire care provider has entered into administration, resulting in 152 redundancies, and its staff are being urged to contact JMW to investigate their treatment and, if necessary, represent them at tribunals.

The company, and its sister network Abacus Care (Home Care and Nursing Services) Limited, provided qualified staff to care homes, hospitals and secure units, as well as specialist care in patients' homes.

The two companies are believed to have suffered because of a rise in competition and increases in health care legislation. Both companies have now closed and many of the employees are seeking legal advice.

JMW aims to ensure that all redundancies have followed the proper procedures, and will assist the individuals wherever possible.

If a company is to make redundancies it must ensure:

  • that all redundancy processes are carried out fairly, in accordance with existing statutory procedures;
  • there is an appropriate consultation procedure in place that complies with current UK employment laws, including the important collective consultation obligations;
  • it is aware of what constitutes a fair selection procedure and responsibilities with regard to helping ex-employees find alternative employment.

Carl Moran, Partner at JMW stated: "At a time when employees are facing uncertainty and increasing financial pressure, we can ensure that they recover their rightful legal entitlement."

If any other employees at Abacus Care Home Care and Nursing Services would like to get in touch with JMW Solicitors, they are urged to do so as soon as possible on 0345 872 6666. We recommend you seek legal advice to ensure the process is fair and legal.

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For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981

samantha.meakin@jmw.co.uk


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