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    • Kgreg88
    • By Kgreg88 15th Apr 17, 3:27 PM
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    Old employer asking for a float to be paid back
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    • 15th Apr 17, 3:27 PM
    Old employer asking for a float to be paid back 15th Apr 17 at 3:27 PM
    Hi wondering if anyone has advice I've received a letter from my employer that I left 2 years ago saying they have been going through record of floats and expenses and that I have an outstanding float of 50 that must be paid back with 14 days. I worked there for 2.5 years so we could be going back to nearly 5 years ago I can only think of a handful of times where cash was obtained to pay for valets on cars but a receipt was always handed in . How can they come back after 2 years for this and if there float cash was that unaudited that they are coming back over 2 years later how can I prove I handed a receipt in and they have lost it ? Thanks in advance any help would be appreciated
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 15th Apr 17, 3:32 PM
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    Debts can be pursued for 6 years (5 in Scotland) so it sounds like they are within time to ask you for the money. Whether they will consider it worth taking any further for such a small sum, especially where there may be little proof that you do in fact owe it, may depend on how bloody minded they are. I'd probably ignore it until court papers arrive.
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 15th Apr 17, 3:53 PM
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    Tell them you cant remember owing and ask for a copy of whatever they have that indicates that you owe them money. They may have nothing.
    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 15th Apr 17, 9:16 PM
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    We have as float where I work but it has to be signed for and is then deducted from your last months pay when you leave.
    I'd ask for some more details. What was it for ? Do they have some proof etc. After so long I think its only fair they provide some evidence and asking for it to be paid within 14 days seems a bit cheeky if it took them 2 years to realise.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 16th Apr 17, 9:20 AM
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    • 16th Apr 17, 9:20 AM
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    Ask him to prove it. Also tell him that if this is an allegation of theft, then get the police involved and you will be pleased to assist with their enquiries. You'll never hear from him again.
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    • Kgreg88
    • By Kgreg88 17th May 17, 7:11 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:11 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:11 PM
    Just had a reply to my email asking for proof of the float they have replied with a date of when it was issued 11/11/2013 but no actually proof just a again stating this must be paid within 14 days or the debt will be referred to an external credit agency. This is nearly 4 years ago if they can't even provide proof just a date how can they prove I never provided receipts. Their accounts must be in such a bad state that they are only chasing this up nearly 4 years later and I am sure I would have sent receipts in as I always did.
    • steampowered
    • By steampowered 17th May 17, 8:47 PM
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    If they aren't able to provide proof, simply give them a short response denying that any debt is owed and saying that you won't be paying as no proof has been provided.
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 17th May 17, 9:24 PM
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    they don't have any recourse here if they have no proof you owe it. i'm shocked they're wasting their time.
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