23 September 2009
Workers win compensation after firm fails to follow redundancy laws
A group of workers have been successful in their claims for compensation after being made redundant.
The employees, who worked for Denby Pottery, lost their jobs earlier this year, the Belper News reports.
In February, the company - which was based in Derbyshire - axed 46 members of staff due to financial difficulties it was having.
According to the workers, the firm did not follow proper procedures. For example, it failed to consult the union.
Former employee Mick Jones commented: "The way they treated us was terrible. It was ridiculous for a big company like that. They didn't follow the proper procedure. The consultation only lasted about 30 seconds."
The firm was bought out by a management team shortly after the redundancies.
Recently, a tribunal ruled in the favour of the ex-staff members.
A spokesperson for Denby Pottery said he was disappointed in the outcome, claiming the firm had no chance to make representation or defend the case.