Postscript on Lion Hudson

I’m grateful to Rob Wendover for updating me on the news concerning the demise of Lion Hudson.

A tribunal has found that staff made redundant as the company entered administration were not properly consulted.

The trubunal finding is available online here:¬†https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a1d36b4ed915d6662f29343/Bradshaw_and_others_3324834_2017_JR.pdf. The judge found that “The claims of all the claimants that the first respondent failed to comply¬†with the requirements of section 188 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 are well founded”.

What excuse can there be for failing to comply with the law and for treating staff with so little decency?

None.

One would like to think that none of the directors involved would ever again accept company directorships.

According to The Bookseller, the person who was MD at the time made no comment on the tribunal finding. You would have thought she could have managed the word ‘Sorry’.

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