Lawyers investigating AutoRestore redundancies

Staff affected by the collapse of AutoRestore are seeking compensation after claiming they were made redundant without proper consultation.

More than a dozen ex employees from the company’s headquarters in Rushen have approached law firm Simpson Millar, which has now begun investigations into whether a Protective Award can be secured for those affected.

Simpson Millar has also urged others who have been affected to get in touch, and launched an eligibility checker so that people can see if they are eligible to make a claim.

Anita North, an employment law expert at Simpson Millar, said: “It is very upsetting to learn of the collapse of yet another business. We have since spoken to a number of people who have been directly affected as a result of job losses at the company’s Northamptonshire headquarters, and we are in the early stages of investigating whether more should have done to consult with staff.

“If anyone else would also like to speak to us about pursuing a protective award we would urge them to reach out soon as there is a limited window of opportunity to file a claim.”

She continued: “Regardless of whether a company is struggling financially, it does have a duty under current employment law legislation to carry out a proper consultation with staff at risk of redundancy. Where that does not happen, employees can bring a claim for a Protective Award.”

The AutoRestore website is still live, but according to Companies House its status is now ‘In Administration’.