Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
How long have you worked there for?
almost 6 years now
OK, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX this with me - I will look into this for you, get my response ready and get back to you on here. No need to wait around and you will get an email when I have responded, thank you
Many thanks for your patience. Your rights here will depend on what was initially agreed between you and the employer. For example, if it was understood that these deductions would only last for a period of 3 months and there was no clause or conditions attached to it that said the employer could continue applying them until it is agreed that your original pay would be reinstated, you may indeed argue that this is money which is owed to you and you can pursue it as an unlawful deduction of wages. This is especially true if the employer had promised to reimburse you.
In order to try and resolve this, the employer should be contacted in writing, advised that this is being treated as unlawful deduction of wages and ask them to pay back the money within 7 days. Advise them that if they fail to pay the money that is owed, legal proceedings could follow.
If the employer does not return the money as requested, the following options are available:
Hopefully by warning the employer you are aware of your rights and are not going to hesitate taking further action they will be prompted to reconsider their position and work towards resolving this.
I have written in the letter that I will take legal action against them but they are still refusing, so should I speak with the employment tribunal or send them another letter stating about reimbursing me within 7 days? Thank you for the advice by the way
It is not a legal requirement to send another letter, it is up to you. If you wanted to go to tribunal now you must engage in conciliation through ACAS first where with their help you try and resolve this and agree on a settlement, but if that does not work then you can go ahead with the claim
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
Hello, I see you have accessed and read my answer to your query. Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? I just need to know whether to close the question or not? Thanks
I think this has answered my question thank you, I have contacted those people and am waiting a reply now, thanks again
You are welcome, all the best for now