Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Have they been trading even though they have closed down?
In 2008 I have checked on company website place and it is 'eastham electrical' closed, but my husband has continued to trade but looking at his payslips it now says 'shaun eastham - Eastham Electrical'
When was he made redundant?
he told him on the 28th April 2014 and the company has shut today.
Is it a limited company?
the company that shut in 2008 was limited. It is not now.
Sole trader now?
on his pay slips they all say Shaun Eastham -Eastham electrical these range from 2007 2012 up to present day
Even if the company had changed names or even changed hands, the likelihood is that he would have automatically transferred to the current employer and all his rights would have transferred over with him, including his length of service. Therefore, the fact that the two employers may be different would not mean that his service was broken and he would still be able to claim for the full continuous service he has in this job.
He I now able to pursue his employer for the remainder of the redundancy he is owed. This is something he can do by making a claim in the employment tribunal. He has 6 months to make that claim but he should consider making the necessary arrangement as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.
Details of how to do this can be found here:
thank you please can you tell me is it 12 weeks pay and a notice period or just one sum of 12 weeks?
Well, he is entitled to the following:1. Notice pay which would be defined in his contract or in the absence of such it would be a minimum of 14 weeks pay (1 week for every full year of service)2. Redundancy pay (calculated here: https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay)3. Any accrued holidays by the date of his leaving
thank you. with 5 kids to feed we need all the money possible! thank you for your prompt answers as well
you are most welcome, all the best with this