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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. can you tell me how long you have been employed by the company
I have been employed there for 8 years.
Do you know if the employer has already paid for the course and if so - are they able to get their money back?
OK thank you, XXXXX XXXXX it with me. I need to look up a few things and then get my advice ready. I will post back on here when done. There is no need to wait and you will receive an email when I have responded.
In the letter, it say that all monies have been payed by them
i dont know if they have tryed to get there money back
Whilst you may have been under the impression you would only be liable for the money if you had completed the course, it is important to consider whether the employer has actually relied on your confirmation that you will proceed with it and paid the course fees to the provider. As you can imagine, you would be liable for the money because the employer has paid the fees to arrange training for you and if they have relied on your confirmation to pay these fees but you subsequently withdraw, they would still be out of pocket and can pursue you for it because of your late cancellation. Of course that would only be an issue if they are unable to get the money back from the provider so it is important to check with them if they have tried to get it back and even prove that it is no longer possible to get a refund. You may even wish to contact the provider yourself to check that. If they can get the money back you should not be liable for it, but if they can’t, then they have still suffered losses because of your change of mind and they could try to pursue you for it. However, they cannot deduct it from your pay unless they have your specific consent to do so.
Before you try and exit chat can you please let me know if your original query has been answered or if you need me to clarify anything else in relation to it before I close this at my end?
I have contacted the provider, and they say that they well not refund the company back any of the money
Then due to your late cancellation and the fact the company has lost money they could try and pursue you for this but unless they have your written agreement to take the money out of your wages they cannot do so and the only way for them to get it back is to sue you, which is uncertain if it will happen
well it cost them money to sue me or well i have to pay for that too
they will pay for it initially but if they win they may pursue you for the court fees, it won't be much though this is a low value claim
ok thank you for all you help
you are most welcome, all the best