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Employment Tribunal Win for Ex Hewden Employees
7 Septmeber 2017
The Employment team at full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP have successfully won an Employment Tribunal claim for ex Hewden employees for Hewden’s failure to properly consult before making staff redundant.
The employment team at JMW, have worked hard on behalf of the employees who worked at depots across the country to gain compensation after the firm went into administration in November 2016. The Employment Tribunal ruled that Hewden failed to properly consult with its employees on their redundancy so they are entitled to 90 days’ pay (capped at 8 weeks’ pay due to damages, a maximum of £3800, being paid by the Department of Business Innovation and Skill).
The final hearing was held on 5 September 2017 at the Manchester Employment Tribunal where JMW’s employment team represented the Claimants. Judgment was handed down after a short recess by Judge Humble. JMW lodged the claim on behalf of 25 ex-employees from a number of depots. The firm also led, and won, a separate action in the Scottish Tribunal against the same employer earlier this year.
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