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Published on Thursday, July 1, 2021

Ex-Shearings staff win legal fight over redundancy



Former employees of coach holiday firm Shearings have won their legal fight for compensation.


More than 900 people who lost their jobs last year were not properly consulted when Shearings issued redundancy notice, a judge ruled.


Shearings failed to follow the correct procedure and 937 ex-employees will share in a payout expected to be in the region of about £4 million.





The Wigan-based business was later acquired by Leger Holidays after owner Specialist Leisure Group folded more than a year ago.


It lead to more than 2,000 people losing their jobs and tens of thousands of bookings were cancelled.


"When that law is disregarded, it can lead to an extremely difficult and distressing time for those affected - many of whom are left struggling financially, whilst also looking to secure a new role with little, if any, notice," said Damian Kelly, head of employment at Simpson Millar, which represented the former workers.


"An employment tribunal judge ruled that Shearings had failed to follow the correct process, which has left hundreds of individuals out of pocket."


 


 

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