Tribunal watch: Comet’s redundancy consultation failures result in multiple 90-day protective awards

Customers on the last day of trading at the Comet at the Tottenham Hale Retail Park Store
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An employment tribunal has awarded former Comet employees 90 days’ pay for the insolvent company’s failure to consult collectively on their redundancies. Stephen Simpson rounds up reaction to this significant employment tribunal decision.

Ex-Comet staff win up to £25 million compensation payout Thousands of ex-Comet staff may be entitled to up to £25 million compensation for not being collectively consulted before being made redundant by the company, reports the BBC.

Insolvency Service considering Comet tribunal ruling The Insolvency Service has announced that it is considering the Comet employment tribunal judgment. The Insolvency Service has said that a further hearing will be held on 17 July 2014 to confirm who is eligible to claim a payment and that it will comment as soon as possible after the judgment has been published.

Comet judgment released Leeds law firm the Needle Partnership LLP, which represents 275 ex-Comet employees, the largest group of claimants with legal representation, provides more details of the employment tribunal decision.

Usdaw calls for reform of insolvency law Union
Usdaw reports that it has won justice for its members who are former Comet staff, after the Leeds employment tribunal granted a protective award because the staff were not properly consulted about their redundancies.

Comet collapse sparks fresh calls for urgent review of debt laws This Is Money says that the Government is facing fresh calls for an urgent review of Britain’s insolvency laws over the collapse of electrical goods chain Comet.

One Response to Tribunal watch: Comet’s redundancy consultation failures result in multiple 90-day protective awards

  1. Matt Sutt 9 Nov 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    I’m an ex comet employee and I’ve been awarded 2600 pounds for 90 days consultation by way of protective award but it said I was 2600 minus I don’t understand