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Unlawful Deduction of Wages


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6 August 2012

Unlawful deduction of wages

If you work in the restaurant business and suffer the hassle of someone 'doing a runner' what is your legal position if the employer deducts the loss of the person who has done the runner from your wages?

The best place to look for your answer to the above question would be by looking at your employment contract (if there is one in place). A clause would have to be incorporated into the contract which stipulates that an employer has the right to deduct your wages for the loss suffered under the circumstances mentioned above and you would have had to read and understood it.

If there is no contract of employment in place then it would be deemed unlawful for an employer to deduct money from your wages. In the event that an employer does deduct wages in absence of a contract you will need to make a formal complaint and if the issue is not resolved amicably then your last option would be to file a claim in the Tribunal three months less one day after the event.

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