Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Were you an employee or self employed?
I am an employee.
why is the employer unable to pay you at the agreed rate?
It is a school and they are telling us that the education authority have told them they cant! We are not entirely convinced this is the case but cant get any other information. They are claiming its a parity issue with other schools and our school will lose thousands of pounds in claims from other schools if they pay us at higher rate.
Its a job as a casual midday lunchtime supervisor. We are all teachers in the school and its a different contract to our teaching one so our unions do not cover it.
This potentially amounts to an unlawful deduction from wages and breach of contract.
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. Also state 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 taking any of these steps the employer will be prompted to reconsider their position and try to resolve this without having to take the matter any further.
Ok thanks for this.
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