Thomas Cook: Employees Sue, Repatriation Continues

On September 27, over 100 former employees from Thomas Cook have retained lawyers to seek redress. They don’t feel as if the way they were let go was lawful. The former employees wish a redress using an employment tribunal.
BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire was told the firm was still hiring a few days before going belly-up.
Another grievance the ex-workers have is the allegation that the firm did not keep them properly informed of upcoming events.
A lawyer from the firm Simpson Millar stated the former employees could be due a windfall under a Protective Award. This would be triggered if the jobless workers can prove they were “made redundant from an office of more than 20 people without being properly informed.” They would then be monetarily recompensed for up to 90 days.

In the meantime, the Civil Aviation Authority has been able to bring home 106,000 clients back to the UK in the seven days following the closure of Thomas Cook. They plan to increase this number to 150,000 by October 6, 2019, with 8,000 returned on Monday alone.

If you wish to see the initial reporting of the incident, click the video below:

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