Unite the Union

Unite the Union

January 04, 2008 06:19 ET

Unite Secures Legal Victory for Sacked Workers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2008) - Unite the Union has been successful in achieving a default judgement against Laurence Scott Electromotors Ltd (LSE) for unfair dismissal, unpaid wages, holiday pay, unpaid pension contributions and contractual redundancy claims.

The 39 Unite members who were sacked in May 2007 as a result of the company entering administration have also won a judgement for a protective award claim for the company and the administrator's failure to consult on the redundancies. A remedy hearing, where amounts of compensation will be awarded to individuals has been scheduled for the Norwich Tribunal on 14th April.

Unite Regional Officer Mark Robinson says: "In May when Laurence Scott entered into administration 79 people including 39 Unite members were effectively sacked by telephone. If they did not get that message and arrived at work the following day they were turned away. This default judgement is the first step on the road to getting our members justice and compensation for the unlawful treatment they suffered.

"This judgement has no affect on the new ATB Laurence Scott who purchased the company a few weeks later and indeed ATB has re-employed a number of the sacked workers. We are working closely with the new owners to help to ensure the future security and prosperity of ATB Laurence Scott."

Contact Information

  • Unite Press Office
    020 7420 8916
    Mark Robinson
    01449 723387