Tolent staff to launch legal claims

Grant Prior 1 year ago
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Former staff at Tolent are considering legal action against the collapsed contractor.

Legal firm Aticus Law said it has been approached by ex-Tolent staff looking to make a claim for a protective award where they could claim compensation of up to 90 days pay.

The whole Tolent group was placed in the hands of administrators Interpath Advisory last week with 313 staff made redundant.

Workers told Aticus Law they were let go with immediate effect during a company-wide meeting last Monday.

The legal firm said:  “Being made redundant without notice can have devastating effects for those Tolent employees – that’s why we want to help them.

“We’re looking to help the staff by making a claim for a protective award, where they could claim compensation of up to 90 days’ pay.”

When an employer makes more than 20 staff redundant at one location, they legally have to consult with either a recognised trade union or elected employee representatives.

Aticus Law said: “Unfortunately, when a company is placed into administration, we often see a large number of employees being made redundant.

“Therefore, Protective Award Claims are brought to the Tribunal as large class action claims. Large class action claims involve a number of individual Claimants making a joint claim.”

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