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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Does your contract say that they can withhold any money from you?
i do not know without looking
it was a hired vehicle tho
are you able to check?
it says i must report all damage to company vehicles but nothing about paying for damage
This potentially amounts to an unlawful deduction from wages, which is made illegal under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Under law, an employer can only make deductions from, or withhold an employee’s wages in the following circumstances:
If none of the above exemptions apply, the deductions will most likely be unlawful. 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.
thank you for your information
you are most welcome