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Category: Employment Law
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Experience:  Director and Consultant Solicitor (Self-Employed) at Ed Turner LLB Limited
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Brief outline of my job, no I need to be sure of the facts,

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Brief outline of my job
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: no I need to be sure of the facts
JA: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: employee, no union
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes can I lay out my concerns first?
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I have not asked a question yet can I start again?

Hello

My name's Ed.

 

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Hello

I am an employment solicitor in England and Wales.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
My name is Steven

Hi Steven

Tell me a bit more about your problem at work and how I can help.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Texting is
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Ok

Ready when you are.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I’m a mobile engineer and work around customers houses, if I go to the office for parts I travel in my own time using the company van , if I go from home to a customers house I get paid door to door is this right? And the same at the end of a shift if I have to go to the office for parts I have to stay there until 17:30 then travel home in my own time , but I can leave a customers premises anytime to get home for 17:30

It sounds like you are on a worker or self-employed contractor agreement with your employer and a commission-basis. So far it sounds like a legal arrangement.

What exactly are your concerns?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No I’m employed by the company , 7:00 am start to 17:30 finish

Do you receive a regular salary from the company and then commission on top of that?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No just salary

It sounds like they are making you work long hours with a fairly strict timetable, but there is nothing illegal in that.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Yes I get that but I can start at 7:00 if I go straight to a customers house and get paid , but if I have to travel twenty miles to the office to collect parts I have to start earlier. 06:15 , then I get paid from 07:00 onwards ,

Do you have a written contract of employment that that states your hourly rate and hours of work?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Yes

They could be underpaying you, unless the start of the day travelling to the office to pick up parts counts as your commute.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I’ll have a word with the HR person
Thank you

OK, that's sensible.

Does that answer your question?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Yes thanks

Great. I am glad I could help!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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