How our Employment Team helped to secure over £10,000 in a tribunal award?

Submitted by OptimalSolicitors on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:26
employee unfair dismissal

How our Employment Team helped to secure over £10,000 in a tribunal award for an employee who was unfairly dismissed during a TUPE.

Background

Our client worked as an employee in a beauty salon, part time as a hairdresser from the January 2017.

Our client was on sick leave from the 28th August due to a car accident.

The former owner of the beauty salon informed our client of the intention to sell the premises to a new owner, and informed our client that the contracts, wages, and hours would be transferred to the new company.

Our client who was still absent due to the severity of the car accident was told by text that the owner of the new company no longer required her services.

Our client was not invited to a meeting to her termination or was she given the right to appeal the decision.

 

What Optimal Solicitors did

The client contacted our Employment Law team: and provided the relevant instructions.

We wrote to the company to see whether they were open to settling the matter amicably, we received no response, so we then engaged the services of ACAS.

ACAS tried to conciliate on the matter to no avail.

We submitted our clients claim to the Tribunal, the company failed to provide a response within the deadline and our client succeeded in her claim without the need to attend tribunal.

 

The Outcome

Our client was awarded over £300 as an award for breach of contract

Our client was awarded £10,454 as an award for unfair dismissal

If you find yourself in a similar position to our client, or in a position where you are taking over a new company and you would like further advice. Please do not hesitate to contact Optimal Solicitors on 0161 250 7771 or email info@optimalsolicitors.com.

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