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He was dismissed on 15th October 2015.
Thank you so much for your excellent guidance. As we have no previous experience of a situation such as this, what would you consider would be reasonable compensation claim, bearing in mind that he is likely to be unfit for work for several months? I gather from what you have said, as this is potentially an automatic claim, it is immaterial if the period of time that he is signed off exceeds the period of time which would have meant that he would have completed two years' service?
Just one more question, from your reply, it would seem that his best course of action is to direct his claim straight to ACAS. I believe that when he spoke with ACAS previously, they recommended that he write to his employer to give them an opportunity to come to an agreement, and give them 14 days to reply satisfactorily before he contacted ACAS.
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Apologies for not submitting a rating. I interpreted the instructions as being that I needed to submit my rating OR send another question, and I would then submit a rating at the end. But thank you for your excellent answers so far.
Are you able to please advise me as above, regarding what would be considered a reasonable compensation claim?
HiI have a question relating to construction law. We design, manufacture and install Building Management Systems (BMS). Over two years ago (September 2013), we installed one of our control systems in a very high end residential property, which was newly constructed and had not been sold. It was a very slow project due to financial issues with the main contractor, and we were only able to commission our system in August 2014. We have now been informed that there are latent defects, and we are being asked to return to address these. We have responded that on account that they did not take out a maintenance contract, too much time has elapsed given that the system has been in place for over two years. The mechanical company has stated that we are obliged to attend to remedy latent defects, and if we do not do so, they will employ the services of others and forward the costs to us. Please can you advise me if they are able to do this?