Bright Future Software staff urged to seek legal advice

Employment lawyers at KBL Solicitors are urging former employees and apprentices of Media City firm Bright Future Software Limited to claim compensation for losing their jobs.

KBL have been instructed to act on behalf of a number of former employees in order to pursue a claim for a protective award, which could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds for the group.

Around 300 employees of Bright Future Software, which developed bespoke software packages, were made redundant in late January 2016. The company subsequently became insolvent, leaving many of the employees out of pocket and having to claim unpaid wages from the Government.

John Hassells, Head of Employment at KBL explains that “in addition to the claims for statutory redundancy pay, unpaid wages, notice and  holiday pay, the former employees could also be entitled to pursue claims for up to 90 days’ pay, known as a ‘protective award’. This applies regardless of how long the staff were employed for, and even if new employment has been secured”.

Claims for a protective award must be commenced in the Employment Tribunal within three months of Bright Future Software closing its doors. As a result, the employees only have until 26 April 2016 to join the group action.

John Hassells is therefore keen to stress that speed is very much of the essence, and those who are interested in joining the group action are urged to make contact with KBL as soon as possible.

Former Bright Future Software staff can contact KBL on 01204 527777