Unfair dismissal payout for former electrical firm manager

A former general manager who said he was not told why he had lost his job has been awarded £40,000 at tribunal.

Lawrence McLoughlin, of Kidderminster, had been employed by Colton Electrical for 20 years when he was made redundant.

He told Birmingham Employment Tribunal that while his redundancy had been blamed on a downturn on business, the company’s turnover had showed little change in recent years, and his former employers had just spent £100,000 on refurbishment.

McLoughlin, who had previously returned to work following heart failure, the Kidderminster Shuttle reports, said he was not offered the opportunity to discuss his situation.

He claimed for redundancy pay, payment in lieu of notice and unfair dismissal.

Tribunal judge Karen Hindmarch awarded McLoughlin £40, 316, including £10,206 redundancy pay, saying his claims were well-founded.

Colton Electrical Co did not attend the hearing.

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