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It came about yesterday as an unpaid debt by my former employer has not been paid, and has resulted in it going to a small claims court, here at the court, they were asked for there defence, and they only came up with they may look at a counter claim,and criminal convictions and that we have benefited from this company. The accounts which have been prepared by an accountant clearly shows that this company albeit we are shareholders we are not a director of the company actually made losses for the 2 consecutive years, and clearly states no shareholder funds being paid.
The employer is saying we sourced the resource and then put it through the company, at first they tried to say I carried out the works, but we proved that it was sourced through an invoice, The Director and only Director of the business which I was a shareholder was a recruitment expert and we gave the enquiry to the company and they sourced the tradesmen we required to facilitate projects at the going market rate for either a plumber or joiner etc, as they had made redundant all the trades which meant we had to start using multiple resource providers.and we used others a lot more than this company.
The crime they are alleging is that we made monies of the back of this.
The court has said that a judgement is against them at the moment and they have to come up with a defence only on the invoices,but said it is clear they have to pay the invoices,we are only pre-empting what they might counter with after them saying a possible counter claim and criminal action.
Appreciated, the company in question carry out a lot of unethical business practices, and are capable of anything, so just wanted to put my mind at rest.
It seems that they just do not want to pay us, and using threat tactics with legal actions.
Appreciate your help.