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Sacked Jamie’s Italian Staff Win Employment Tribunal Over Unpaid Wages

A court found that Jamie Oliver’s restaurant groups had failed to provide adequate redundancy consultation when it collapsed

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Jamie Oliver at one of his former Jamie’s Italian restaurants
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Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group ordered to pay employees 56 days’ pay

Staff at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant groups which collapsed last year have won an employment tribunal against their employers, which found that Oliver’s restaurants broke labour laws tied to redundancy procedures. Claimants from Jamie’s Italian, his “celebration of fire-based cooking” Barbecoa, and Hoxton restaurant Fifteen were all awarded 56 days’ wages, as reported by Propel, after the restaurants failed to consult trade union representatives when moving to make staff redundant in the wake of their collapse. The Unite union believed the compensation owed to the claimants covered unpaid wages, including outstanding holidays, notice and redundancy pay. The law states that an employer must consult representatives at least 90 days in advance when planning to dismiss 100 or more staff, and 30 days in advance when dismissing between 10 and 100. [Propel]

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