What is a Protective Award?

A Protective Award is an award of compensation for employees who have not been collectively informed and consulted with prior to their redundancy.

Designed to penalise an employer for failing to perform their obligation to consult with their staff, Protective Awards are at the discretion of the Employment Tribunal and can be worth up to 90 days’ gross pay.

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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Have you been made redundant unfairly?

You may be eligible for a Protective Award if you have been dismissed, or are about to be dismissed as redundant, and your employer has failed to adequately consult with you.

Claiming for unfair redundancy

You have up to 90 days from the date of the last dismissal to file a claim. You do not need to have been employed for 2 years in order to bring a claim. If you were represented by a trade union then they must bring the claim on your behalf.

Before making a claim, you must first go through the ACAS early conciliation process and obtain an Early Conciliation Certificate. This confirms that you have engaged in the Early Conciliation process through ACAS. Therefore, it is important to take action as soon as possible.

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Free telephone advice

Verisona Law offers free telephone advice to anyone who thinks they may have been made redundant unfairly and would like to explore the option of making a Protective Award Claim. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and a member of our team will be in contact with you shortly.

No win, No fee

Verisona Law works with you on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we are unable to recover an award on your behalf, there is no fee payable. We offer an extremely competitive service, depending on the complexity of your claim we charge between 10 and 35% of the award.

We also guarantee to match any like for like quote.

Employment law specialist - Sue Ball

Sue is head of employment & the southern region. She is praised for her combination of common sense and expert knowledge, she offers advice to individuals on all employment matters and manages the most complex of cases.

Sue listens to clients and their experience of redundancy with their client in a free initial telephone conversation. She will then be able to advise if your claim is worth pursing and can give you an idea on costs and the process.

Sue fights hard to ensure that her clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Talk to Sue today, fill out the form below and she will be in contact within 48 hours.

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