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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long has he worked there for?
about 6 months
ok let me get my response ready please
By not paying him, the employer is guilty of an unlawful deduction of wages, which is made illegal under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
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. Advise them 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 warning the employer you are aware of your rights and are not going to hesitate taking further action they will be prompted to reconsider their position and work towards resolving this.
The employee can also raise an internal grievance but if he is forced to leave the job as a result of this or dismissed, then he cannot challenge that and can only pursue the employer for the money owed, which he can do as described above.
ok thank you very much
you are most welcome, all the best