Hello i worked for a company called Rok which went into administration in 2010.The administrators were PWC, i met an ex-co-worker yesterday who told me he receiced a compensation payment of over £2000 because of the way we were treated by PWC, he said all the ex-employees that were the union receiced payments but i was not in the union and was not told to join and thats why i didnt receice any payment, i worked for Rok for 10 years, a lot longer than most of my co-workers. can you please tell me how i can claim this payment Thankyou
Province/Country relating to question: England
I have,nt tried anything else
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know whether this was a limited company?
yes it was a limited company
Are you owed anything else from the company, such as wages, redundancy, etc?
No i received redundancy pay and wages, i think the trade union sued PWC for the way the they handled things
I am not certain you would be entitled to anything extra I'm afraid. Under law you have been paid all the money that you were due. The compensation that has been paid out to your colleagues was negotiated by the union on their behalf and as such has been paid as an ex-gratia payment to their members. This compensation is not due to all employees and would only be due to these employees which were represented by the union because it was the union that handled the negotiations and secured this compensation for them. If you wanted to get similar compensation then you have to consider suing the employer yourself, however if they are now in administration and assuming this happened in 2010 you are now going to be too late to take them to tribunal anyway.I'm sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you wanted to hear but I hope you understand I have a duty to explain the law as it actually stands.IMPORTANT: As professionals on this site, it is extremely important that our customers rate the service we provide. This only takes a few seconds and your question will NOT close. I would therefore be grateful if you could please choose one of the following options: OK Service, Good Service or Excellent Service. If you feel the need to leave a lower rating, please reply to me first with any further questions you have. I will be happy to assist further and clarify anything you need me to before you go on to leave your rating. Thank you
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