31.0 Motoring and Driving Fines
31.1 Drivers are responsible for payment of fines. These should be paid immediately on receipt by the driver. Breaches of this obligation may result in Company vehicles being removed from the individuals concerned.
The Company will make direct payments to avoid being summonsed. Parking and other associated fines will be deducted from the employee’s salary, together with an administration charge applicable at the time. In the event of Company. receiving a fine in relation to a hire vehicle, this charge will be passed to the employee, together with the hire company’s administration charge.
Also contained within The Company Car Policy is Section 31.1 and also forms part of contract and provision.
31.1 The deduction of fines will not be deferred under any circumstances. If a fine is being contested and this contestation is successful, a refund will be made to the employee upon receipt of a refund from the relevant Authority.
Again the outdated company policy has not kept pace with current parking rules and regulation and the Company has denied its employees the right to "contest" fines and any possibility of a refund.
This makes current policy a contradiction and invalidates the Company Policy, therefore as stated previously any deductions referenced to this policy are most definitely Unauthorised.