The workers, who were based in BHS’s head office in London, were seeking compensation for the company’s failure to deal with their redundancies properly. They were awarded the maximum 90 days' pay each. The Employment Tribunal in London ruled that there were no mitigating circumstances excusing the failure to collectively consult with the employees prior to dismissing them. It awarded the claimants over £5,000 towards their tribunal fees.
Carl Moran, Director and Head of Employment Law at JWK Solicitors, said: ‘This case centred on the fact that BHS failed to collectively consult with our clients before making them redundant. In light of this the Employment Tribunal has awarded each of them the maximum possible damages of 90 days’ pay. This case involved very complex legal issues and we are pleased to have been able to successfully represent our clients and to have secured a just outcome for them.’