Axminster Carpets Tribunal Claim
Former Axminster Carpets workers £1million tribunal claims make progress.
Significant progress has been made towards securing
compensation for Community trade union members who worked at
Axminster Carpets and who were made redundant when it went into
administration earlier this year.
Community brought Employment Tribunal proceedings on behalf of 140
of its members who lost their jobs, claiming a "Protective Award"
for the company's failure to consult on redundancies as well as for
At a hearing in August 2013, Exeter Employment Tribunal ruled
against the company in administration (now known as ACL 123
Limited), granting the maximum Protective Award of 90 days' pay for
the failure to consult on redundancy, as well as finding in favour
of Community's members on liability for unfair dismissal.
Community has now concluded a lengthy process of negotiation with
the company's administrators, which has avoided the need for
separate remedy hearings which would have taken several weeks in
the spring of 2014.
Community trade union General Secretary, Michael J Leahy
"The total value of our members' claims came to well over £1
million. The Insolvency Service has already paid a
contribution towards the Protective Awards, and while the
administrators won't be paying their percentage of the outstanding
balance until next year, it is nevertheless good news for our
Axminster and Buckfast members in the run up to Christmas.
Community supports its members when times get tough, and we are
pleased that another important step has been taken along the road
to getting them the compensation they are owed".
Posted: 16th December 2013
Axminster Carpets Tribunal Claims
Community to submit Tribunal claims on behalf of former Axminster Carpets members.