£7,000 compensation for victim of cost-cutting redundancy

A warehouse supervisor has been awarded more than £7,000 for unfair dismissal by a metal delivery firm that was cutting jobs to save money.

Joseph Morgan said he was not given any support or guidance by J&L Industrial Supply UK after the enforced redundancy and that his offer to take lower-paid work was rejected, a Birmingham Employment Tribunal was told.

Morgan, who had been with the company for seven years, also had to pay Bupa £760 to complete treatment on an injured shoulder after the company withdrew his medical perks following the loss of his job.

Tribunal chairman Charles Goodier criticised the company for its poor treatment of Morgan.

“Morgan was a qualified forklift truck driver and had been willing to be demoted in an attempt to stay with the firm. But no effort was made to find him another job,” he said.

The industrial supplier, which had 100 employees, also made two other workers redundant.

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