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Started by 13yearsaslave, 02-03-23, 05:38PM
Quote from: londoner83 on 02-03-23, 08:20PMIt's a long standing legal principle that if you receive wages you are not entitled to your employer can recover them from you.
QuoteIf you do owe the money, check what your contract says about how you need to pay your employer back. They're not allowed to take money out of your pay unless your contract says they can, even if you do owe it.If your employer is allowed to take the money from your pay but this would cause you financial problems, speak to them as soon as possible. Explain why you can't afford to pay so much in one go and offer to pay the money in instalments.Where your employer doesn't have an agreement with you to take money from your pay, you'll need to speak to them to make an arrangement to pay. Ask if you can pay it back in instalments.
QuoteUnlawful deduction from wagesThe Employment Rights Act sets out that it is unlawful for an employer to make a deduction from an employee's wages unless the deduction is authorised by law, there is a provision in the contract (as mentioned above) or the employee has provided written consent.Going one step further, employers have an additional benefit in that they are exempt from this rule where the deduction from wages is for the purpose of reclaiming an overpayment of wages or expenses.
Quote from: FuriousAnger on 03-03-23, 08:20PMSo I've been on holiday this week but was informed by other drivers in a group chat that they were handed a letter on Monday 27th Feb regarding the overpayment. Each letter was individual to the driver and each letter had different sums to pay back.The best bit is how the letter starts.Firstly it was dated the 24th of Feb so the Friday before but no drivers were handed letter until the following Monday.Secondly the letter states as follows"RE: OVERPAYMENTThank you for attending the meeting today where we discussed the overpayment linked to your skills payment.This issue has now been corrected and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause" Then goes on to say, "in line with our pay policy as you have been overpaid and the amount is less than 25% of your four weekly pay the full amount will be recovered from your pay on Friday the 3rd of march."Then stated amount. As drivers the amounts ranged from £8 all the way to £73.Firstly no meeting was ever had or arranged or we were informed about. As the letter is dated the 24th the "meeting shouldve happened some time before the 24th Feb. So they've lied in the letters we've been given.Secondly at no point at our store has anyone explained still, why and how this has happened.Thirdly a grievance will be going straight into the management at my store on Sunday due to the poor way it has been handled and also the fact no one knows why it's happened and also with less than a weeks notice 🙄 .Has anyone else experienced any of this
Quote from: 13yearsaslave on 03-03-23, 09:33PMThis was exactly the reason I posted this topic. In fact at our dotcom department a number of drivers have paid back more than was stated on individual letters. Questions have been asked! I doubt very much we will get satisfactory answers.
Quote from: 13yearsaslave on 30-03-23, 12:29PMSo I've been doing a lot of digging and asking questions on this issue.It seems that we don't get a skills payment whilst on holiday or off sick.How it works: The skills payment is an automated payment based on contracted hours. This is paid in full each payday (regardless of how many hours have been worked). Next month any holiday/sickness hours come into play and this is how a minus figure appears against skills payments. Quite a few of us were unaware of this. Still investigating as I'm not convinced
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