A man from Tamworth in Staffordshire has secured £15,000 in compensation after his employer failed to pay him wages and provide written terms of employment.
Barry Pemberton worked as a labour manager for Edgbaston-based TRH Electrical Ltd for less than two years, a Birmingham employment tribunal heard. The company took on Mr Pemberton as an employee after it acquired his former employer's business.
Mr Pemberton's solicitor Roy Summerfield said the firm not only failed to send him written terms of employment, it also failed to respond to his complaints.
"The firm failed to pay some of his wages and he was treated in a disgraceful manner," said Mr Summerfield.
Mr Pemberton should have received £600 a week in wages and told the tribunal that: "The management said they would pay me as soon as possible but they never did."
Following his dismissal, he sought legal advice and decided to lodge claims for redundancy and unpaid wages.
TRH Electrical failed to attend the tribunal hearing or even send a representative to give its side of the case.
Consequently, Judge Frances Monk had little hesitation in awarding Mr Pemberton £15,121 in compensation for unpaid wages and the failure to provide written terms of employment.
After the hearing, a tribunal spokesperson said that if TRH Electrical fails to pay the compensation Mr Pemberton can seek enforcement through the county court.