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Ex-Caterham Formula 1 team staff begin legal action

Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, Belgian GP 2014, Spa

Former staff of the Caterham Formula 1 team have now issued Tribunal Proceedings against the outfit for what they claim is unlawful dismissal.

A group of 38 ex-Caterham staff threatened legal action after they were dismissed last month, and they have now begun the first step of court action against the team's new owners.

A statement issued on behalf of the 38 members of staff added that: "due to the amount of money involved in the claims made, further High Court Proceedings are also imminent against the Leafield F1 company."

The statement also disputed claims from the Caterham team that they had been paid for their final weeks of employment.

"Contrary to reports made by Caterham, the ex-employees have still not been paid their July salaries despite promises that they would be paid for 1-15 July," it read.

"Nor have the employees or their solicitors received any substantive response to their letter to Caterham on 25 July 2014 urging a response to the above matter and inviting settlement.

"The hope is that Caterham will enter into a constructive discussion with the employees and their legal representatives so this matter can be resolved swiftly and amicably."

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