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Good afternoon, I have been taken off pay by Gardline (

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Good afternoon,

I have been taken off pay by Gardline ( Guernsey) Limited. through Sciatica for the past 3 months.
Although I have worked as a ship Master for them for the past year, they have decided to stop my salary without consultation neither verbally or written.

I do have a Masters contract with Gardline (Guernsey) and although I have produced legitimate Doctor's Sick notes, they have decided to stop my salary.

Although I am booked in to see a Doctor for a ENG 1 medical certificate tomorrow, which I expect to pass, I am short of a month's wages - which is normally £4500 per month.

Can you please help me -My tel. # XXXXX 587600

Rgds Capt. Ian Kitchen M.N. R.N.R.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.

Ben Jones :

Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Before proceeding please note that as I am a practising solicitor, I am often in and out of meetings, travelling between clients or even at court when I pick your question up. This may even occur at weekends. Therefore, I apologise in advance but there may be a delay in getting back to you and providing my advice. Please be patient and I will respond as soon as I can. You do not have to wait here and you will receive an email when I have responded.

For now please let me know what your specific question is.

JACUSTOMER-v27f99kx- :

Why Have I been taken off pay with Legitimate Doctors sick notes up to 5 August 2013?

JACUSTOMER-v27f99kx- :

Although I have a contract with Gardline ( Guernsey) Ltd. There Is no clause for Sickness ( Sciatica) on leave, I have worked for Gardline over a year now as a Ship Master, and although I have kept my Company informed they have decided to stop my salary (£4500 per month), without any verbal or written warning.

JACUSTOMER-v27f99kx- :

This I find is intolerable, and totally out of order for a Company who do business with all the Oil Majors.

JACUSTOMER-v27f99kx- :

If there is no response, within the next few days - I feel I will Take this to the Admiralty Court.

JACUSTOMER-v27f99kx- :

Rgds Capt. Ian KItchen

Ben Jones :

many thanks for your patience. What does your contract say about sick pay entitlement