Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. What do you mean by award money for dinner please?
Sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. Did they deduct this money from your pay? Are you still working for them?
Thank you. if the award was specifically given to the team they it does not automatically mean you each get £1,000 – it would be the team that gets £5,000 as a whole. There is a distinct difference between the two – it is not an individual award it is a team one. So the team could have gone out for dinner as a team and spent the money on it even if you had not attended – that does not mean that you can claim back the money for the dinner. You are part of the team and the team was out and if you could not have made it that does not allow you automatically to claim your share back – as this was not an individual award. So it is not about greed, but that getting something back which was spent by the team in general when they had the right to do it may not be accepted by the courts as a valid claim.
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