Monarch redundancies: JWK Solicitors launches legal action.
A team of specialist employment lawyers from JWK Solicitors, including Carl Moran and Hannah Durham, are representing former staff of collapsed airline Monarch in Employment Tribunal proceedings. The staff are all seeking compensation for the company’s failure to deal with the redundancies properly and a significant number of former Monarch employees have contacted JWK looking to join the claim.
Monarch failed to collectively consult with staff before redundancies
Carl Moran, Director and Head of Employment Law at JWK said that he and his team would be seeking a Protective Award on the grounds that Monarch failed to collectively consult with staff before redundancies were made. In addition to any redundancy pay, successful claims would lead to an award of up to 90 days’ pay for each staff member due to the failure to properly consult with them.
All employees are entitled to a Protective Award where the company has failed to properly collectively consult with them
Commenting on the collapse of Monarch, Mr Moran said: “Sadly, employees are often treated poorly when companies such as Monarch collapse in these circumstances. Employees’ rights are often ignored during the administration process which can cause severe financial hardship for them. All employees who are made redundant, irrespective of their length of service, are entitled to a Protective Award where the company has failed to properly collectively consult with them and are entitled to claim significant damages in respect of those failings.”
Monarch is one of the most recent household name companies to fall into administration since the collapse of retail giant BHS the employees of which were successfully represented by JWK Solicitors.