Summary

How Chris Hadrill successfully represented an employee on a no win no fee basis in an Employment Tribunal unfair claim and won over £20,000 for his client.

Employees can bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal under s.94 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 if they think that their employer has not acted reasonably in dismissing them.

Situation

Peter (not his real name) was employed by a large UK mining company in West Africa under a UK contract of employment. Peter would work “5 on 5 off” (5 weeks on site and then 5 weeks back at his home in the UK) for the company and, in July 2013, flew home for his rest period from work. However, upon arriving back at his home he received a phone call from one of his managers telling him that he was being made redundant and that he shouldn’t bother coming back to work. Peter was extremely upset by this as he had received no warning of the redundancy, there had been no process or procedure followed in dismissing him, and he had not been offered any potentially suitable alternative vacancies by the company. He appealed against his dismissal but the appeal was rejected by the company.

What we did

Redmans represented Peter on a no win no fee basis in his unfair dismissal claim (under a “Damage-Based Agreement”), with Chris Hadrill acting as the lead solicitor in the claim. Chris advised Peter on all aspects of his claim and represented him at the Employment Tribunal in a 1-day hearing. The Employment Judge almost immediately threw out the company’s defence, holding that there had not been a genuine redundancy situation as the company had simply wanted to bring in Chinese workers who were cheaper than UK employees to undertake the work; the Employment Judge found that this did not sit within the definition of “redundancy” as contained in the Employment Rights Act 1996.

The result

Chris secured compensation of over £20,000 for Peter in his unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal claim on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, which meant that if Peter had not won his claim then Redmans would have been paid nothing by him.

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Testimonials

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13 Reviews

Chris

Couldn’t be happier with how Redmans successfully handled our seemingly tricky case. By being clear and detailed every step of the way, with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, they made it an informative and eye-opening process, taking the stress out of the situation and ultimately delivered what you would want from such a service. I fully appreciate everything they have done, and if I am ever in need of such services in the future, they will be the first number I contact. Excellent.

Posted 1 hour ago

Anonymous

Excellent work delivered with great quality

Posted 2 hours ago

Dominic

Chris Hadrill was a great help both in terms of his advice and his expertise. He explained my options to me clearly and concisely enabling me to quickly make the right decision for me in the circumstance. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris or Redmans to friends or colleagues, and would certainly make Redmans my first port of call should I require a similar service in the future.

Posted 3 hours ago

Kurt

Redmans gave excellent advice and helped me understand everything in clear concepts. Thank you!

Posted 3 hours ago

Anonymous

Resolved my issues

Posted 4 hours ago

Keith

Quick fast professional service.

Posted 4 hours ago

Michael

"Prompt, efficient and practical advice that resulted in me getting some additional money tax free."

Posted 5 hours ago

Anonymous

Patient and thorough advice given to me around my Settlement Agreement

Posted 4 days ago

Anonymous

"Excellent service, getting back to you promptly giving you very good advice."

Posted 5 days ago

Anonymous

I found Chris Hadrill to be an excellent help, he is very knowledgeable and gives good ,concise ,strategic advice .He makes himself readily accessible when you need him.I would personally highly recommend him.

Posted 6 days ago

Christine

Professional, efficient and reliable service provided. I strongly recommend them and I would use this service again.

Posted 1 week ago

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