JMW Solicitors offers employment law advice to Phones 4 U employees

15/09/2014

Our specialist team of employment law solicitors is on hand to offer no obligation, comprehensive advice to those employed by Phones 4 U who may now be concerned about their position. The company, which employs nearly 6,000 people, has announced its 550 stores are to close. The firm is now in administration and employees of all kinds, from long term to temporary workers, may be concerned about their future.

No announcements have been made regarding job losses, but should a company in this position make staff redundant there are strict employment laws that must be followed.

Under the circumstances of administration, which means an administrator has been called in to try and salvage what it can of the company, employees may be able to claim for the following:


  • Redundancy
  • Holiday pay
  • Wages
  • Failing to properly consult with employees
  • Statutory notice pay
  • Unpaid pension contributions


There is comprehensive legislation in place when it comes to making employees redundant, and much of this legislation focuses on what the employer must do to ensure that they are acting as fairly as possible. They must consult with employees and trade union reps if applicable, keeping them informed, amongst other things, and failure to do so leaves them vulnerable to employee claims.

Commenting on the collapse of Phones 4 U, Carl Moran, a partner in the employment team said:


“Employees in cases like this are often, unfortunately, treated poorly and employment rights can go out of the window in the midst of the organisation of the administration. It’s vital for Phones 4 U employees to seek legal advice as soon as possible, to protect their employment rights and future employment prospects. Depending on the specifics of this case, thousands of people could be left unemployed, owed wages and holiday pay amongst other payments. Our solicitors can help employees to ensure that they receive everything they are entitled to.”


If you work for Phones 4 U and would like advice on how best to proceed, ensuring your rights remain protected, call now to speak to our experienced employment law team. JMW’s solicitors have dealt with large numbers of claims in this area, and have acted for employees impacted by the administration of firms in a variety of sectors.

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For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981

samantha.meakin@jmw.co.uk


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JMW Solicitors LLP is one of the leading Manchester law firms and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.  We are committed to providing legal services in a cost effective and timely manner.

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