Unfortunately, Dawsons Music & Sound Ltd staff went into administration on the 1st September. If the staff are at risk of redundancy, or were made redundant without any prior consultation, they could be entitled to a protective award.
What is a protective award?
If you are an employee of Dawsons Music & Sound and have been made redundant, or believe you are at risk of redundancy, you may be eligible for a protective award claim.
A protective award is an award of payment given to staff if their employer did not consult with them adequately prior to their redundancy. You are entitled to claim this award, as long as at least 20 other employees have been made redundant, or are about to be made redundant in your place of work.
Do not worry, a protective award claim is separate from the normal redundancy claim, such as holiday entitlement and outstanding wages. This means you can have two separate redundancy claims and two separate redundancy payouts.
If you believe you are eligible for a protective award, or believe you are at risk of redundancy, please feel free contact us below. Just click on the button below and enter your details, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
How much will my protective award pay?
If you have not been consulted with adequately prior to your redundancy, you can receive the maximum award of 90 days’ gross pay, capped at a maximum of £544 per week.
In cases of administration, employees can still receive the maximum award. But, if not, the Government will guarantee 8 weeks’ pay to those under its Insolvency Service.
If you would like to see how much you could be awarded, try our protective award calculator below.
What do I do next?
If you are eligible for a protective award, or you believe you may be, you can contact us. We offer a free 20-minute consultation.
If you are eligible and want to pursue a claim, you must go through ACAS conciliation first before issuing your claim in the employment tribunal.
You must issue your claim 3 months less than a day from the date of dismissal.
You can represent yourself, however, it is strongly recommended that you seek expert advice. This is because there are various legal and procedural hurdles that need to be overcome. Claim Forms need to set out in a specific manner in order to maximise the chances of success. The Tribunal may also issue orders and directions that will need to be complied with.
It can be daunting representing yourself, especially if you are not familiar with employment tribunals. If you seek legal advice, then we can do everything for you, including the claim forms, representing you, and getting you the best award possible.
Our employment team is a team of experts in protective awards. We have acted for those employees of DJ Allen, Warren Evans plc, Bredbury Hall, and the Kaiam Group Europe, so the employees could get the payout they were entitled to.