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Workers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Livingston have been affected by delivery company City Link becoming insolvent.

Over Christmas, many employees were informed that they would be made redundant due to the firm's financial troubles.

A Scottish employee of City Link spoke to the Daily Record following their redundancy, saying, "We were told to stay by our phones in case the company needed some ‘help' to clear up the depot and deal with any deliveries which were still to be completed. It's outrageous. We were told that if we didn't work when called, we could be sacked – which would mean no redundancy."

Reports of this manner have led many employment lawyers to question the treatment of City Link staff following the company going into administration.

It emerged that City Link's assets were sold in early December, sparking demonstrations from some workers across the border in England.

Former employees will be forced to apply to the Government for statutory redundancy pay, which often results in a far smaller pay-out for individuals than a private settlement could offer.

For some, the New Year does not look to be getting off to a promising start.

If you've been affected by redundancy, our employment lawyers can help you assess whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim for unfair treatment.

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