Liverpool law firm Guy Williams Layton is this week celebrating a momentous Employment Tribunal victory on behalf of 62 Liverpool workers who were made redundant this year.
In the recent Liverpool Employment Tribunal case of Inga Akelaite & Others –v- Russell Hume Limited (In Administration) & The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Steve Davies, employment specialist and Associate Solicitor at Guy Williams Layton LLP, successfully obtained a maximum Protective Award of 13 weeks’ pay for all 62 workers, most of whom live in the local area.
Steve Davies, his assistant Paula McClemens, and colleague Chris Emery, Solicitor, met with former workers of Russell Hume Limited in Speke earlier this year following the sudden announcement of their devastating redundancies. Steve identified that Russell Hume Limited had breached the law by failing to inform and consult them prior to making them redundant. Steve subsequently issued a class action at the Employment Tribunal on behalf of all 62 employees. We are delighted to have received a Judgment from the Liverpool Employment Tribunal this week confirming that all 62 workers will each receive 13 weeks’ pay – the maximum Protective Award achievable.
Steve Davies commented
“this was a very emotional case. It is tragic for anyone to lose their job. However, when 62 employees – many of whom are close family and friends – are made redundant, without warning or consultation, it is a disaster for them and our local community. Compensation can never replace the loss of employment. However I am thrilled that we have managed to obtain some justice on behalf of our clients”.
Guy Williams Layton LLP was established in Liverpool in 1867 and is very proud to have supported individuals and businesses within our local community for over 150 years.
If you believe that you have been treated unfairly at work please get in touch today and speak with one of our specialist employment solicitors on 0151 236 7171.