An apprentice who’s placement was ended early has received £25,000 compensation, the maximum that can be given for this type of infringement, for a breach of contract.
In the court case details, ‘Kinnear’ as the apprentice is referred to, was taken on as a trainee roof tiler in 2014. Their contract was meant to last until November 2018 but was made redundant in June 2016 due to financial troubles at the company. He appealed against this but it was rejected so he claimed a breach of contract.
A tribunal noted that with 122 weeks left on his contract he would have been paid £24,217 and acknowledge how his lack of qualification could disadvantage him when looking for a job in future.
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