Debenhams Unfair Dismissal Claim

This claim is open to anyone in the UK

If you have been laid off by Debenhams, then you are entitled to compensation for unfair dismissal, redundancy and 90 days pay as they have not followed the correct procedure. 

Debenhams have acted illegally in the manner of your dismissal.

What happened?

The administrators of Debenhams were unable to agree new lease terms with shopping centre owner Hammerson and with lockdown soon coming to an end there was no Hammerson stores to open.

Having no store to reopen the administrators only option was to lay off all the affected workers immediately and without the due process that is laid out in law.

The Correct procedure

  • Step 1: Warn people of the potential of redundancy
  • Step 2: Identify the redundancy pool
  • Step 3: Decide on the selection criteria
  • Step 4: Consult with employees as a group
  • Step 5: Apply the selection criteria
  • Step 6: Consult with employees individually
  • Step 7: Dismiss the employee

Debenhams Procedure

Step 1: Fail to consult with any of their employees

Step 2: Dismiss everyone


As we can see Debenhams procedure is significantly different from the the correct procedure which is laid down in law and as such Debenhams have acted unlawfully in their dismissal of the staff. 


As a staff member you have rights. These rights that cannot simply be thrown away on the whim of an employer. You do need put in a claim to protect yourself as the administrators will not prioritise your claim unless you have representation.

Your Claim

Your claim will consist of three part

  1. Unfair Dismissal Award
  2. Redundancy Award
  3. Up to 90 days pay 
Protect yourself, your rights and the money that is owed to you. Make a claim today. 

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