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JMW Solicitors on hand to provide employment law advice to Citylink employees following collapse
The employment team at Manchester-based law firm JMW is offering comprehensive legal advice to those employed, or once employed by, Citylink, who have concerns about their rights. The delivery company, which employed over 4,000 people, including permanent, temporary and self-employed drivers, called in administrators on Christmas Eve.
Almost 2,400 members of the firm lost their job after no suitable offers were made for the company. Its staff are urged to get in touch with JMW’s employment law team to investigate their treatment and discuss their options. Although the company has gone into administration, claims can still be made against the employer and all cases are dealt with on a no win no fee basis.
All redundancies must follow stringent procedures and guidelines, and JMW’s team can investigate whether the correct procedures were followed, and that all individuals were treated equally and fairly. This includes:
- An appropriate consultation period that complies with UK employment laws
- A fair selection procedure regarding helping ex-employees find alternative employment
- All financial payouts, such as redundancy, statutory notice pay, wages and unpaid pension contributions, are carried out fairly and in accordance to regulations
Commenting on the collapse of Citylink, Liz Cotton, a partner in the employment team at JMW, said:
“It is vital that Citylink employees seek legal advice as soon as possible - it is often the case that employees are treated poorly during the administration process as their rights are ignored. This can leave thousands of people without employment, wages and other payments needed to meet their daily living costs. Our solicitors can help to protect employee rights and future prospects by ensuring they are treated fairly and receive everything that is rightfully theirs.”
If you work for Citylink, you should contact the employment law team at JMW as soon as possible. We have dealt with many unfortunate cases of redundancy and can advise on the best way to act so your rights remain protected. Call us now on 0845 241 7976.