Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. have you a copy of your contract and did you keep time sheets of your work time please
Ok thank you leave 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. if I need your contract could you e mail it across I will let you know if I need it thank you
Thanks for your patience. The main claim here would be for the overtime because that appears to be a contractual right which you were due and which was not paid to you hen due. Unless your contract said that you get a paid break every day then you cannot claim for them taking away your 30 mins for the breaks because there is no legal obligation on an employer to pay you for your breaks – any breaks in the workplace can be unpaid unless stated otherwise.
The final potential claim would be connected to you being forced to leave. This would usually be something you can pursue as a constructive dismissal claim but these claims are not easy and they would also only compensate you for loss of earnings incurred as a result of you having to leave. So if you have found a new job then your losses would be considerably reduced and you may only rally pursue them for the difference in pay between the two jobs and only for a limited period of time. So considering the fees you have to pay in the tribunal to make the claim and the uncertainty surrounding such claims, together with the reasonably low compensation you may recover as you have a new job already, it means that this is probably a claim you should leave alone and concentrate on the overtime payments as a main claim.
Hope this clarifies your position?