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Please can you first tell me, did your employer offer you the position, based on you relocating to Stockton?
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Hi there, to answer your questions:
1.- Can the employer simply skip the payment this month
Legally that may not be the correct thing to do but there is nothing topping them from doing that. Whilst you are able to challenge this as non-payment of wages and pursue them for what they owe you, by the time a claim is made and resolved, they would have likely paid you already as it will take longer than a month. You cannot force them to pay you sooner and taking legal action will take much longer than that so in reality they can delay payment even if it is wrong to do so in the circumstances.
2.- Can the employer fire me next week before June 23 because in the UK the companies can fire people before the first month on employment,without paying them anything?
They can fire you in the first 2 years of employment for no reason and without following a fair procedure. But they still need to pay you for the work you have already carried out, so it is not true that they can fire you and pay you nothing - they still have to pay you for the time you have worked for them so you cn pursue them for that money even if they dismiss you.
3.- I will resign on June 24th, when I will not receive the due payment in my bank account
ok you are free to do so at any time
4.- After my resignation, can I demand from the employer to be paid because of my month of work, and because of the Hotel expenses, and all the expenses I had to fund during my work?
You can indeed request to be paid for the work you have been doing but you will not be able to claim expenses unless you were entitled to them under contract. If the contract did not say you can claim expenses then you cannot pursue them for these
1. There is no minimum time to wait but I would say if they have indicated they are not paying you this month then wait until the next pay day before considering further action
2. You can make a claim either in the employment tribunal or the small claims court
3. You cannot claim your legal fees back from them but you also do not have to use lawyers
4. Just proof you were not paid like showing bank statements that they never paid you. Witnesses are not required but if relevant they can help
5. Yes £3000 is not a small amount so you can certainly pursue them for it
6. They are legally required to pay that money and whilst they can try not to pay if they always dos that they will be sued quite often and that will cost the company more in the long run
7. I am not aware of a specific rule but it may be their own internal policy
The main differences are the costs. For a £3000 claim the court will be £355, in tribunal they will be £390. Otherwise both can have the same outcome
It is the full pre-tax amount. With the new figures the costs change - the tribunal ones remain the same but the court ones increase to £520
You can claim back the claim costs if you win at the end, so you do not sue them for these at the start
Hi, the employer may be able to deduct the tax and NI and pay these on your behalf so the court could award the 4167, subject to tax and NI being deducted. If not, you have to contact Inland Revenue directly to declare you have received this amount and pay them directly.
I think you are getting a bit too concerned with the possibilities of what they could try and do, anything is possible but try not to think about the worst case options at this stage. There is not much you can do to protect yourself so just see what happens once you start pursuing this.