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This will most likely amount to an unlawful deduction of wages. First of all, as a zero hours worker he has no obligation to accept any work offered to him, so even if the employer wanted him to continue working he would have said no without resigning.
Secondly, it is not legally required to resign in order to get paid for hours worked.
Thirdly, an employer cannot refuse to accept an employee’s resignation.
As he has done the work, he has the right to be paid, not only contractually but legally as well. If they do not pay him, he can make a claim in the Employment Tribunal and needs to contact ACAS first to start the process.
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Strictly speaking, once the employment terminates, he should be paid within a reasonable time, but some employers wait until the next pay date as that is the only time they do a pay run. I would say wait until Nov if possible and if that has not resulted in a payment - start the claims process
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