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Have they provided more details of what these costs for the 'detection and apprehension' are?
No but I assume its the fraud guy that came down to visit him so those costs, he was interviewed for 20mins about it but i think that is a lot per hour and also his job anyway
Did the phone cot £615?
ok let me get my response ready please
If the employer has a suspicion or proof that he may be guilty of the alleged theft, they can consider civil proceedings to try and recover the value of the phone and any direct costs incurred as a result of this. Whilst at this stage they are only making threats, if they were to make a formal claim in court, which they can, they will be expected to prove that he was guilty before they can have any chance of winning it. O it is no good just accusing him, or expecting him to prove he was innocent – it is their claim and the expectation would be on them to prove he was guilty.
If they were successful they would then also be expected to justify the costs they were trying to recover – they must be reasonable and directly attributable to the alleged act of theft.
There is no actual way of guaranteeing what would happen next if you ignore the or send them the letter asking them to stop contacting you – they could just be bluffing until now and sending the letters in the hope of you paying, or they could be serious about this and issue a claim. Even if they issue a claim you could continue trying to negotiate with them to settle so it does not mean it will necessarily proceed all the way to the end.
If they win and get judgment against you then you must satisfy it within a specific period to avoid it being entered on the register of CCJs.
So you could try negotiating to see if they will accept a reasonable amount and then agree that as full and final settlement to try and get rid of them, but at the same time you could try and call their bluff and see if they actually proceed any further and if they do – evaluate your options and perhaps start negotiating again.
at this stage they could deny it but they will have to provide it if they were to make a claim. Also now you can ask them for a copy or at least access to it by arguing it is personal data under data protection laws because he would be identifiable on the footage and should be given access to it
yes it can, if they win then they can add the court fees on top, although if the original claim is for less than £10k, each party would be responsible for its own legal costs
yes, this is all enforcement action that they can only apply if they have a valid judgment against him, and until they go to court and win they cannot use any of these methods to try and recover the money
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