The owners of an Italian restaurant which went bust earlier this year have been ordered to pay more than £1,000 to one of their former staff members.

A recent employment tribunal found Amici of Barrowford, which was located in Gisburn Road, failed to compensate a Mark Harrison for untaken annual leave upon termination of his employment.

As a result, the tribunal panel ordered Amici of Barrowford to pay Mr Harrison a total of £1,052.

A notice on the government’s employment tribunals website states: “The respondent failed to compensate the claimant for untaken annual leave on termination of employment and is ordered to pay the claimant the gross sum of £1,052.

“This judgment does not include any award of compensation for consequential losses. If the claim for consequential losses is pursued, it will be determined at a hearing.”

Amici of Barrowford opened in Gisburn Road in April 2022, in a building once occupied by The Lounge.

The business ceased trading in March this year and a notice was published in the Gazette on March 7 detailing a compulsory strike-off.

This was then suspended at the end of March and a resolution to wind-up the business made on July 13 with the appointment of a voluntary liquidator also made.

The Lancashire Telegraph has been unable to contact the owners of Amici of Barrowford for comment, as the building which was once home to the restaurant has now been taken over by a new, business believed to be entirely separate from Amici.