Have you been fired, and awarded compensation from an Employment Tribunal or ACAS? Are you still waiting for your money? Well, read on because we have the whole process wrapped up in this post on what to do to get your money. In fact, the Government set up the "The Employment Tribunal Fast Track Scheme” to help people enforce payment of their Award more quickly by transferring it to the High Court for enforcement. As a result, if you have an Employment Tribunal Award, or if you are advising someone who is in receipt of an Award, you can upload your Award and we can give you a FREE and no-obligation view on what we can do to help you get the full value of the Award back through enforcement.
The Legal Process
The legal process involves converting an Award into an enforcement power using a High Court Writ of Control. This document gives a named High Court Enforcement Officer (our very own Claire Sandbrook) the authority to enter your former employer’s premises and take goods into legal control.
Points to Note
To take advantage of the scheme your Award must be:
over £600, which may be made up of the amount of the Award, plus the costs and interest which were awarded to you
and the Award should be dated no more than 6 years ago
but don't worry - if it is over 6 years then we can apply for an Order to enforce it, but this does add to the upfront cost you have to pay. If you are in this situation you can talk to us about your options and whether it's worth trying to enforce at this late stage. If the person who has to pay the award is still in business, we wouldn’t rule it out!
How to Get the Award Under our Noses!
When you upload your Award into our system our helpful and friendly advisors will get in touch to talk you through our process in more detail. Scan all the paperwork or click a picture of each page in numerical order and upload it to our website.
What We Charge
We can review your Award paperwork and any result for other enforcement methods to give you a completely FREE no-obligation review. All you have to do is scan or click your paperwork to email@example.com, and give us your contact information so we can get back to you.
What We Do to Enforce Payment
Once we have agreed on the way forward, we will start work straight away to transfer your Award into a High Court Writ. This can take several days but we manage the process for you. Then we will issue a High Court Writ of Control based on your Award and send your debtor a Notice of Enforcement. This gives your debtor notice that you have transferred the Award to the High Court Enforcement Officer. This may be enough to make your debtor pay.
If not, then after 7 clear days we will send our enforcement agents to your debtor’s address and start the conversation around paying you or taking goods into legal control.
Keeping You in the Loop
Once we have your agreement, we will work to get your Award processed into a High Court Writ within 28 days. We will then be able to organize for our Enforcement Agents to attend at the addresses where goods may be located. Our entire process is designed to help YOU get your money as quickly as possible.
Navigating ACAS and the Employment Tribunal can be stressful and ending up with an Award in your favour is a positive step forward. To move past that and receive the sum the Tribunal says you are due means taking the next step and enforcing the Award.
Whilst this may seem like a long haul, by transferring that process to Shergroup we take the problem off your desk and we take care of it. All you have to do is wait to hear when your employer is going to pay.
If this sounds like a service you need then reach out to us at www.shergroup.com or call us on 0845 890 9200.