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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, led by Liz Cotton, 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 Laura McHugh an Associate Solicitor in 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.

Commenting on the claim Laura McHugh at JMW said:

“We are delighted to have won for our clients. The tribunal felt having considered the evidence that Hewden failed in its obligations to consult properly over the redundancy of their employees. The damages will hopefully help the ex-employees be able to move on after losing their jobs without any warning.” 

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