Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm’s redundancy consultation failures

Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm's redundancy consultation failures. Photo: REX/TS/Keystone USA
Nortel filed for bankruptcy in 2009. REX/TS/Keystone USA

A Northern Ireland tribunal has found that staff who were made redundant at Canadian firm Nortel are entitled to payments for unfair dismissal of more than £50,000 each. However, the claimants are unlikely to receive anything because the firm has gone into administration, despite the company’s redundancy consultation failures. Stephen Simpson rounds up the past week’s tribunal claims.

Nortel: redundant workers “entitled to £50,000 A tribunal has held that staff who lost their jobs at the Nortel factory in County Antrim are entitled to payments of more than £50,000, according to the BBC.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Compass Group whistleblower case to be heard in UK A whistleblower who was sacked last year by a subsidiary of the FTSE 100 caterer Compass Group after making repeated allegations of corruption has won the right to have his employment tribunal heard in the UK, according to the Guardian.

Tribunal backs college over tutor’s sacking A sacked Oxford tutor who tried to sue his former employers has had his case for unfair dismissal thrown out, reports the Oxford Times.

Two staff were unfairly dismissed An employment tribunal has held that two senior members of staff at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, were unfairly dismissed, says the Cambrian News.

Bank manager who breached trust of AIB wins unfair dismissal case A bank manager who breached the trust of AIB and was fired, has won his case for unfair dismissal and has been awarded €25,000, writes the Irish Times.

Polish Tesco worker awarded €12,000 for racial discrimination after taking a day off work The equality tribunal in the Republic of Ireland has awarded a former Tesco employee €12,000 after he was disciplined for failing to show up to work, reports Yahoo News.

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