Thank you for your initial response to my question. Now I need to know how to go about finding out if there ever were contracts in place to separate the two apprenticeships, my Daughter has no recollection of seeing one or indeed signing anything. Is it a contract that would have required her signature? Also, if I approach her Employer about this subject, could it cause trouble for my Daughter?
OK, But should they cause trouble in the work place for her, I assume that I would be able to take the matter to a Tribunal? How long should the employer keep the contracts, if there are in fact any and how long do we have to reclaim the unpaid wages?
one last question please - if contracts should suddenly appear, are they legally binding without my daughter's signature on them ( they could type up contracts now to cover her past apprenticeship if a signature is not required and claim they have held them since she started)? My daughter definitely has no recollection of being given a contract at any time, not even now that she is qualified!
That leaves everything uncertain for us then doesnt it, it looks like its their word against ours - how do we answer that problem?
But if they seek the help of experts like you, as I have done, they will, no doubt, be told the same thing, take a firm stance and say that they did give her a contract - how do we deal with that?
Wow, so basically, we probably have a fight on our hands! Afterall, if they have knowingly unpaid my daughter the correct apprenticeship wages, then they could be capable of just that!!
So if this is the case, I guess you have no suggestions as to how we can win this battle?
Ok, well I think that covers my questions on this matter. Many thanks for your advice and help, it is very much appreciated and hopefully it will aid us in our future dealings with this employer.