Paul Cowdery, Partner & Head of Employment Law –
If you are an employer and need to make 20 or more staff redundant, be aware of UK law and how transparent you need to be with all your staff. The former company Phones 4 U has been held liable as a result of failing to do this. Unfortunately the tax payer had to foot the bill.
More than 400 former employees of Phones 4u have won around £1.4 million in redundancy pay, more than two years after the firm went bust.
The money comes after a number of ex-employees took the firm to an employment tribunal, because it failed to consult staff before making mass redundancies. More than 400 former staff members will get around £3,712 each, from the Redundancy Payments Service. This is funded by the taxpayer.
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