Sacked staff urged to join payout fight
AXED JJB workers could be in line for compensation payouts.
Shops in Hanley, above, Crewe and Stafford were among 133 to be shut down earlier this week after administrators agreed to sell the brand to rival Sports Direct International in a £23.8 million deal.
Just 20 stores have been kept open and around 2,200 staff have been made redundant.
Now law firm JMW Solicitors, which is based in Manchester, says it has been contacted by more than 20 former employees regarding a possible group employment action.
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JMW, which said it is dealing with the cases on a 'no win, no fee' basis, said early indications are that each employee 'may well recover several thousands of pounds and possibly more.'
Employment team partner Carl Moran said he expected legal action would be successful.
"Our experience in recent similar group actions has been that as soon as we begin to receive inquiries from employees, the case quickly gathers momentum and we are able to drive the case forward by establishing a critical mass of employees wishing to join in with the claim," he said.
"These cases can often be hard-fought, but that is what we are here for, and we expect a successful outcome."
Former JJB employees who are interested in joining the action can contact Mr Moran on 0161 828 8334.