Former employees at Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group as suing the company for up to £1 million over an allegedly flawed redundancy process, the Evening Standard has reported.

Law firm SDM Legal is understood to be representing more than 70 staff who were employed across the group’s Jamie’s Italian, Barbecoa and Fifteen sites.

The business went into administration in May, after failing to secure addition investment, resulting in the loss of c.1,000 jobs.

Former staff are alleging that specific subsidiaries failed to consult for at least 30 days before making them redundant. The claim will be lodged at the Employment Tribunal in the coming weeks.