Former Thomas Cook employees launch legal action over job losses
Courts will rule whether Thomas Cook followed best practice when informing their employees of their job loss. Around 1,000 former employees have signed up to take legal action under the Protective Award, a form of compensation given to staff at larger companies who are made redundant without being properly informed or consulted.
Brian Gegg, partner in BDB Pitmans’ employment team, comments on the news and how the tribunal will consider whether Thomas Cook had been obliged to act swiftly and was left with no choice but to inform employees about the job losses as it did.
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