Debenhams liquidators to appeal Labour Court award on former employees pay

The former Limerick Debenhams store.

THE LIQUIDATORS of Debenhams, KPMG, have said they will appeal a Labour Court award of two weeks’ wages to the former department store workers workers on a point of law.

100 workers in Limerick lost their jobs as a result of the closure of the Debenhams store in April 2022.

The court upheld a previous Workplace Relations Commission ruling that the workers were entitled to two weeks pay on foot of a redundancy consultation that began late and wasn’t allowed proper time to consider alternative options.

The award amounts to around €900 per worker.