Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Were you employed under UK law or under a UK contract of employment?
I was working with Mr J Harkin driving as a couple (6 days driving/6days at home). Our employers were Visbeen & Zonen B.V., Langeweg 20, 3244 Nieuwe Tonge, Netherlands as HGV1 International Truck Drivers from April 2007 to October 2013. Our payment was via an English Co.
"This Agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts"
This way the truck is never off the road.
We were on an English Contract
and you were an employee not self employed?
We were employed by Visbeen
Your rights to a redundancy payment would only apply if you were an employee and you were employed under a contract of employment that was governed by English laws. You may calculate your redundancy payment here:
The time limit to claim a statutory redundancy payment is 6 months so you are still in time to pursue the natter through the employment tribunal if necessary. Before you do so I strongly suggest you try and resolve this directly with the employer but if you are nearing the time limit and there has been no resolution then you may take this to the employment tribunal if necessary.
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this?
I am going to discuss this with Jim Harkin, there is no way Visbeen could be contacted. We (Jim and I) will contact you. Is there a way I could contact you Tue or Weds and if we went to employment tribunal what would be the estimated cost if we lost
Yes you may contact me by starting your question with 'for Ben Jones'. If you lost at tribunal you are unlikely to have to pay for the other side's costs unless you were issued with formal costs warnings in the process because you had a claim that was unlikely to succeed but you still continued with it. You will just have your own costs to meet, whatever these may be
Has this answered your queries for today?