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Caterham reacts to legal threat from former employees

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29/07/2014

Caterham has reacted to claims that a group of former employees are taking legal action against it.

A brief statement issued this afternoon reads:

"Caterham F1 Team has read with great concern recent reports about a group of individuals who are claiming unfair dismissal from the Formula 1 team following its takeover by new owners.

The team is now taking legal action against those parties representing the individuals concerned, and each person involved, seeking compensation for the damages suffered by the team due to the gross misrepresentation of the facts made by all those concerned.

These claims include the statement that they have been released from Caterham F1 Team - this is incorrect. Caterham F1 Team's staff are employed by a company that is a supplier to the company that holds its F1 licence, the licence that allows it to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship.

Additionally, the team has read claims that its staff were not paid in July - again, this is wholly untrue. Every individual currently employed by Caterham F1 Team was paid their July salary in full on 25th July, one week before it is formally due on the last day of the month, in this case 31st July.

A formal request for the withdrawal of the relevant press statement issued on 28th July has been made by Caterham F1 Team and the team will vigorously pursue its action against all those concerned. However, it will not allow its core focus to be distracted from achieving tenth place in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, and building for the 2015 campaign and beyond."

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1. Posted by gturner38, 31/07/2014 4:58

"So their claim is that they don't employ anybody, since the staff all comes from another company that is a supplier to the team, but everyone that is currently employed by the team is being paid. In other words, they make no claim that the fired workers were paid and don't even make a claim that most of the personnel working at the factory were paid since they aren't employed by Caterham F1 Team."

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2. Posted by cathalobrien, 30/07/2014 11:15

"The part I picked up on was "currently".

"Every individual currently employed by Caterham F1 Team was paid their July salary in full on 25th July,"

Of course everyone currently employed has been paid but wasn't the point that the guys that was left go haven't?

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3. Posted by kiwi2wheels, 29/07/2014 19:10 (moderated by an Adminstrator, 29/07/2014 19:11)

"This comment was removed by an administrator as it was judged to have broken the site's posting rules and etiquette."

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