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I recently changed last working day was Thursday

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I recently changed last working day was Thursday 20th October.we would get paid 25th every month £1220.i received £817.i questioned this with my boss,he said it goes by start of the month till the end so you missed up till then but on all my wage slips the pay period is 26th-25th I'm seeing that I only missed 3 working days an was docked nearly £400.i also had 1-2 days holiday that I did not receive.can you help.thanks Mike.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Were you required to work a notice period and if so, did you work this before you left?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No as there was no contract.he asked when I was starting which was then 2 weeks
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

OK, thank you. Leave it with me and I will review the relevant information and laws and get back to you at the earliest opportunity. There is no need to wait here as you will receive an email when I have responded. Also, please do not responded to this message as it will just push your question to the back of the queue and you may experience unnecessary delays. Thank you.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Whether you are owed any wages would very much depend on what period the pay covered. The pay slips may say it is for period 26-25th but in reality they could be for another period. You may have to go back to the beginning of your employment with them to determine what you have actually been paid for and what period the pay slips actually covered.

If you had any holidays owing these should have been paid with your last pay as well, even if you did not manage to take them before you left.

The non-payment of wages or holidays amount to an unlawful deduction of wages. In order to try and resolve this, the employer should be contacted in writing, advised that this is being treated as unlawful deduction of wages and ask them to pay back the money within 7 days. Advise them that if they fail to pay the money that is owed, legal proceedings could follow.

If the employer does not return the money as requested, a claim can be made in the employment tribunal - the time limit to claim is only 3 months from the date the deductions were made. To make the claim, form ET1 needs to be completed and submitted - you can find it here:

Hopefully by warning the employer you are aware of your rights and are not going to hesitate taking further action they will be prompted to reconsider their position and work towards resolving this.

Please take a second to leave a positive rating for the service so far by selecting 3, 4 or 5 stars. I can continue answering follow up questions and in particular can also discuss the steps you need to follow before you can actually issue a claim. Don’t worry, there is no extra cost and leaving a rating will not close the question and we can still continue this discussion. Thank you

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I see you have read my response to your query. Please let me know if this has answered your original question and if you need me to discuss the next steps in more detail? In the meantime please take a second to leave a positive rating by selecting 3, 4 or 5 starts from the top of the page. The question will not close and I can continue with my advice as discussed. Thank you

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello, do you need any further assistance or are you happy with the above response? Look forward to hearing from you.