You may be able to claim in the Employment Tribunal for deductions from wages. No deduction from a worker’s wages may be made unless you have agreed to it in your contract, it is permitted by statute, or you have given your prior written consent.
We also offer a low fixed-fee service for claims assessment. For a fee which amounts to less than an hours work for most High Street solicitors we’ll review your case and advise you on whether you have a claim. If we subsequently win the case we’ll deduct the Pre-Claim Review fee from our success fee, so you won’t be out of pocket.
We can even help you if you’ve already started your claim in the Employment Tribunal. For a fixed fee we’ll review your claim and give you advice on drafting, tactics and procedure. And on top of that we’ll give you three months of support as your claim goes on, to maximise your chance of succeeding.
You won’t find any other employment solicitor who offers something of equivalent value for less (and if you think you have found an equivalent alternative product, talk to us as we’d love to know and we’re keen to remain the most competitive claimant employment law practice in the market).
Am I Protected?
It does not matter whether or not you are an employee or a worker. So long as you have worked under a contract whether it is a verbal or written one and you have personally performed any work or services for another party to that contract who is not described as your client or customer of yours then you will be able to bring a claim for unlawful deductions from wages.
What Are The Time Limits for claims?
All claims must be brought within 3 months of the date of the relevant deduction or if there have been a series of deductions within 3 months of the last date. If you are outside of this time limit it may still be possible to bring a claim with permission of the Tribunal.
Do All Deductions From Wages Count?
No, your employer is entitled to deduct payments such as PAYE and National Insurance contributions, any payment that you have previously given your consent in writing to, or to recover reimbursement for any previous overpayment of wages or expenses, any losses in respect of your industrial action, and other deductions such as deductions under an Attachment of Earnings Order made by the Court.