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Paul's story

Family of three walking and smiling

Supporting a client who was made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic

Paul was made redundant following the Covid-19 pandemic. He was aware that some of his colleagues were retaining their jobs and he asked his employer if he could be furloughed rather than made redundant.

Paul’s employer refused and paid him two weeks’ notice and three weeks’ redundancy pay. 

When Paul came to us, we advised him on his employment rights, including how to claim unfair dismissal.

Paul eventually settled his case for £5,000, after his employer admitted that he had been unfairly dismissed. 

The financial settlement Paul received was very welcome given that he was trying to support two young children during the pandemic.