Better Bathrooms goes into administration
If you have been affected by the Better Bathrooms administration news, you may wish to speak to a member of our team regarding Mass Redundancies and Protective Awards sooner rather than later.
The company, which was established in 2003, was the largest independent bathroom retailer in the UK and’ had 13 showrooms and two trade counters nationwide. Sadly their financial troubles resulted in the company ceasing to trade, which has since resulted in 325 members of staff being made redundant, with only 10 employees remaining temporarily to wind the business up.
We are therefore urging individuals that have been affected by this announcement to get in touch to see whether we can support you on any potential mass redundancy and protective award options.
What is a protective award?
A Protective Award is an award of compensation of up to 90 days’ gross pay that can be awarded by an Employment Tribunal for failure by your employer to collectively inform and consult you where you have been dismissed on the grounds of redundancy
Why use a lawyer for this potential claim?
The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 is a highly technical piece of legislation and it is essential that it is navigated professionally to avoid the many pitfalls for the unwary. Even experienced lawyers unaccustomed to this niche area of law fall foul of its various requirements when dealing with Protective Awards. The minefields to be navigated begin with how to get the claim started such as which employees have the ability bring a claim or whether other employees need to bring it on their behalf, the requirements of ACAS Early Conciliation, obtaining the consent of an administrator to continue the claim, complying with strict Employment Tribunal directions and orders, and dealing with Administrators and opposing lawyers. It is therefore crucial at such a difficult time to be able to rely upon professional advice to ensure you maximise your compensation and get the right result in the shortest possible time.
Why use Linder Myers Solicitors?
As a nationwide firm we are recognised in legal publications as one of the top rated firms acting for employees in employment disputes. Not only have our solicitors and barristers acted on various protective award disputes in the past, they have been involved in the cases which have helped shape the law. We are used to dealing with multi-claimant class actions but we also appreciate that your claim is individual to you.
You do not even need to be visit one of our offices as we are experienced in dealing with matters via telephone and email at the client’s convenience. We are also one of a select group of firms entrusted by various insurance companies to pursue claims and so it maybe that you already have insurance through for example a Home Contents Policy which means we can pursue the claim for you for free and you would recover 100% of your compensation.Find out more about our Employment department