On  25 August 2021, White Peak Distribution Limited announced that it was going into administration. The company employed approximately 30 employees.

White Peak Distribution Limited - your protective award

 

A protective award is an award of money, which you are entitled to if the following conditions have beet met:

  • 20 or more employees, including yourself have been made redundant; and
  • were not consulted with adequately prior to your redundancy

These conditions still apply even in cases of administration, and there is no minimum length of service requirement.

 

A protective award claim is different to the usual redundancy pay, such as outstanding payments or holidays wages on redundancy. This means that you can have two separate claims, earning two separate payouts. Unfortunately many employees are not aware of their rights to bring a protective award claim.

If you are unsure on whether you were contacted with adequately prior to your redundancy, or you think you are eligible for a protective award, contact us today by filling out the form below.

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How much could my claim be worth?

Protective Award claims are worth up to 90 days’ salary capped at £544 per week.

The government will guarantee payment of 8 weeks’ pay under the Insolvency Scheme if your employer cannot pay it for you.

Use our calculator below to find out exactly how much this could be for you.

 

Protective Award calculator

Fill in the form below to see how much you could claim if you’re eligible for a Protective Award.


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How do I make a Protective Award claim?

White Peak Distribution employees that have been dismissed, or are about to be dismissed as redundant, and have not been adequately informed or consulted must commence their claims within 3 months from the date of the last dismissal taking effect.

You do not need to have been employed for two years in order to bring a claim.

Before making a claim, you must first go through the ACAS early conciliation process and obtain an Early Conciliation Certificate. Linder Myers can support you through this process, ensuring that you do not miss the deadline for a Protective Award claim.

Can I represent myself?

Yes, you can represent yourself  in a Protective Award claim. However, there are many things to consider. There are a number of procedures that must be followed in Protective Award claims. If such procedures are not adhered to, the Tribunal can strike out your claim. There is also a possible chance that the claim may be defended by the Respondent. In this case, it is crucial that you understand the relevant legislation and case law surrounding Protective Award claims.

It is totally up to you, but if you are legally represented then Linder Myers can manage the claim from the outset to the conclusion. We will ensure that we will do the claim in the fastest time possible, with the highest chance of success. We can do all the lengthy and complex work for you, whilst you get on with your day-day activities, stress free.

Linder Myers specialises in Protective Award claims.

If you’d like to discuss your options (with no obligation to proceed with us) please register your interest below.

Local Specialist Protective Award Solicitors

We understand how disappointing it can be when you’ve worked for an employer for a period of time and you are made redundant without notice or warning. We’ve helped many other people claim the compensation they deserve when their employer went into administration.

We’ve claimed over £1m for previous employees of Kaiam Europe Ltd, D.J Allen (builders Ltd), Warrens Evans PLC and McLellan and Partners Ltd, all of which were completed on a no-win, no-fee basis. 

Contact us today to start your claim.

Register your interest with Linder Myers

By giving us your details, you will not be bound to pursue a claim with us. We can review your situation, advise on the best steps and, should you wish, be added to the Protective Award claim being made by your colleagues.

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