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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. So to clarify - you had one contract with a bonus clause and you stayed until that contract finished? They then tried to offer you a new contract to start after the end of the first one but you rejected it?
yes i never sign renewal
and do no more work for them
so the bonus was due on the completion of the first contract, regardless of any renewal
yes on contract it says i must complete to end of my contract ie not leave
ok and how much is owed?
job went on longer so they changing goal posts now saying it has to be till end of the job
which could be years but on contract it states to end of my contract
only 5000 - 7000
but still its money owed
do they need a signature to state i have renewed my contract?
my acceptance in other words?
they need some sort of acceptance, it does not have to be a signature, it could be an implied acceptance, for example if you had started working under the new terms without making it clear you had rejected it
i never went back offshore would this be good enough?
if you never started working under the new contract then you can certainly argue there was no acceptance of these new terms
and phoned in saying i had other work
but this was after the 7 day period they had written on the renewal
as other worked had been accepted
would they have not needed a wet signature or some sort of agreement confirmed from me?
no as mentioned a signature is not necessarily needed if you had indicated your acceptance in another way but this does not appear to be the case. Do do you need to know how to pursue this money?
yes what is best route?
ok let me get my response ready please
can you email it to me please as i have a call out
we cannot email customers but it will be on here in a few minutes so you can access it any time
ok thanks bye
Whenever a dispute arises over money owed by one party to another, the debtor can be pursued through the civil courts for recovery of the debt. As legal action should always be seen as a last resort, there are certain actions that should be taken initially to try and resolve this matter informally and without having to involve the courts. It is recommended that the process follows these steps:
Whatever correspondence is sent, it is always advisable to keep copies and use recorded delivery so that there is proof of delivery and a paper trail. The court may need to refer to these if it gets that far.
I hope this clarifies your position? If you could please quickly let me know that would be great, as it is important for us to keep track of customer satisfaction. Thank you
ben which company do you work for if i wish to persue this issue?
we cannot take on customer through here unfortunately it is against site rules
so you need to do it yourself or find a solicitor independently
you are welcome
is it worth the hassle?
how strong a case you think i might have?
you should certainly start with the letters in points 1 and 2 You could even make the claim and send a clear message you are taking this seriously - you can always withdraw it if you do not with to pursue it
ok thanks for advise always a grey area employment
without seeing the contract and conducting a case analysis person to person it is impossible to say, this is just a Q&A site where we advise you of your legal position and your options, we cannot give prospects of success
yes fully understand
i would have to advise same if on other end lol thanks again