Former Midas staff launch legal claim against failed contractor

Grant Prior 5 months ago
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Staff made redundant following the collapse of Midas Group are looking to pursue legal action against their former employer.

The Enquirer understands around 60 ex-Midas workers have been talking with specialist SDM Legal about pursuing claims that the legal process wasn’t handled properly.

Midas confirmed its fall into administration earlier this week with 303 staff made redundant.

Now former workers at regional offices including Southampton, Exeter, Cornwall, Plymouth and Bristol are looking at legal action.

SDM director Hannah Durham said: “The basis of the claim is that a company the size of Midas should have collectively consulted with its employees for a period of 45 days prior to making any redundancies.

“Under s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consultation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), an employer is obligated to collectively consult with its employees when proposing to make redundancies.

“Where an employer proposes to make redundant between 20-99 employees, they must consult with those employees over a period of 30 days.

“Where an employer proposes to make 100 or more employees redundant, the consultation period is 45 days. Failure to consult entitles the employees to a Protective Award- punitive damages of up to 90 days’ pay.”

SDM will be initiating the first stages of the claim over the coming weeks.

 

 

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