Hundreds of redundant Debenhams staff triumph in legal battle

Debenhams closure

A total of 419 former Debenhams employees who were made redundant following the retailer’s collapse have won a legal battle after a tribunal judge ruled Debenhams had “failed in its duty to consult with its staff”.

Debenhams hit the headlines in April 2020 when it was revealed the former high street retailer was struggling and later confirmed the closure of its branches that December.

Following the department store chain’s collapse, more than 800 staff impacted by the announcement instructed employment law firm Simpson Millar to pursue legal action following claims that redundancy consultation processes were not properly adhered to.

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