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Lloyds/Sainsbury’s enhanced redundancy claims update – April 2024

The PDA has issued an update for members who are former Sainsbury’s pharmacists taking legal proceedings against 'LloydsPharmacy' to secure an entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments. This update comes following the delayed preliminary hearing which was held on 2 April 2024.

Thu 18th April 2024 The PDA

Dear Colleague,

Further to the last update issued on 28 February 2024, the delayed preliminary hearing was held on 2 April 2024 and the following details have now been confirmed by a Tribunal Judge:

  • The final hearing will take place on 17 March 2025 and has been allocated 4 days.
  • The liquidators on behalf of the company previously called LloydsPharmacy Ltd will be calling three witnesses for the hearing. These are believed to be the grievance manager, the appeal manager, and a representative from Sainsbury’s.
  • There will be one lead claimant and a PDA Union Official giving evidence on behalf of the claimants, with the union exploring the option of calling a further witness from Sainsbury’s.

The PDA recognises the strong feeling held by many of the claimants about the desire to hold LloydsPharmacy Ltd to account for the loss of their enhanced redundancy entitlement, even though the liquidation of the company means that there is no realistic hope of securing anything more than a very small fraction of any compensation awarded, if the claim is successful.

Due to the large number of members involved in the claim and because the great majority of the legal costs involved in the case have already been incurred, the PDA has decided to continue to support the case to a hearing.

Further updates will follow when we know more.

Kind Regards

PDA Director of Defence Services, Mark Pitt

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