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Protective Award


A Protective Award is compensation awarded by an employment tribunal because your employer did not consult with you before you were made redundant. 

If your former employer is insolvent, the Redundancy Payment Service will pay the Protective Award, but the amount we can pay is capped at 8 weeks pay.

A Protective Award can be awarded where more than 20 employees are made redundant from one location within specific time frames.


How much will you receive? 

The Redundancy Payment Service will pay up to a maximum of 8 weeks worth of wages. If the Protective Award was for a longer period they will cap your award at 8 weeks. If you were made redundant on or after 6 April 2021, your weekly pay is capped at £544. If you were made redundant before 6 April 2021, these amounts will be lower.


Do I Qualify?

Unlike Redundancy Pay, Unpaid Wages, Holiday Pay and Notice Pay, it is far more difficult to obtain payment of a Protective Award. As an employee, you must secure a successful judgement from an Employment Tribunal, which can be a lengthy, complicated and difficult process (especially if it is contested by the employer). This is where we step in; If you’re included in the tribunal judgment, you do not need to take any action to claim the Protective Award. We’ll contact you if we need any information from you. We’ll write to you when you’re payment is due, and let you know how much money you will get.

1. Size Of Company

There has to have been 20 or more employees as risk of redundancy

2. Same Company

The 20 or more employees have to have worked from “one establishment” (the same trading address)

3. Within 3 Months

The claim has to be started within 3 months of being made redundant

4. Notice Period

Less than 30 days consultation of the redundancy was given.

Get In Touch

James Lewis

07577 575 371


Myles Addison

07551 404 040


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