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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
Is there anything in your contract related to such charges being made?
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Many thanks for your patience. Your rights will very much depend on what the usual practice in the circumstances is and if the company would ordinarily arrange for the crossing fees to be covered. You say they have a list of vehicles they add if they will make a crossing and if this has always been the normal practice, then there is no reason why you would have expected them to do things differently this time. If they did, they should have at least notified you in advance, rather than left you guess it or find out when it was too late. In the circumstances you should consider challenging them on that basis and asking them to cover the fees, reminding them of what the usual practice has always been and if needed also raise a formal grievance with them to formally complain and get it looked at by management.
Does this answer your query?
Are they automatically deducting it from your pay?
Does your contract say they can do this?
Hello, I am not sure if you saw my query above:
In agree but they can always rely on the fact that the contract allows them to deduct it. So if you disagree with it then you will have to potentially challenge it with a grievance at work, or after that – through the Employment Tribunal as an unfair deduction (even if it may have been legal). Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
A grievance is raised by submitting your complaint in writing to your line manager and advising them you want it treated as a grievance