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    • walshie123
    • By walshie123 11th Sep 17, 6:16 PM
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    consistently late payments
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    consistently late payments 11th Sep 17 at 6:16 PM
    First of all, Hi, I've been stalking these forums for years and have finally managed to sign up!

    I have a query in regards to my rights at work.
    I have been employed for the same company for 3 years. At first it was all hunky dory, consistently getting paid on the last day of every month. about 18 months ago things started getting rocky and payment being a few days late. I managed to get over this by moving my bills to a bit later in the month.
    Anyway to cut a long story short for the last 18 months my pay has been getting more and more erratic and in the last 6 months ive been paid short (I think. I don't get pay slips very often) 4 times.
    It's now got so bad I have missed 2 mortgage payments and 1 more is due in a few days and I still haven't received anything yet.
    Im currently owed quite a large sum of money and want to know if I leave and dont give notice, will the company be able to not pay me via some loophole or other? (ive never been given an actual contract either)

    Please help as I don't know where I stand. I'm worried I'm going to lose my home.
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    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 11th Sep 17, 6:33 PM
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    No - got are entitled to be paid the money you have worked for whether you leave or not. There is a slight risk of being sued if you leave without giving notice, but it's very slight, and I doubt it would succeed if you are up front in your resignation and say your ate leaving because you aren't being paid and aren't getting wage slips (which is the law). You might want to include the formal letter before action in your resignation, requiring them to pay up or face legal action to recover the money.
    • walshie123
    • By walshie123 11th Sep 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:57 PM
    This is what I was hoping was the answer. I was worried as someone told me if i broke the contract they didnt have to pay!
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 11th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
    This is what I was hoping was the answer. I was worried as someone told me if i broke the contract they didnt have to pay!
    Originally posted by walshie123
    But please do remember that having to pay and getting the money are not the same thing!
    • trophydave
    • By trophydave 11th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
    I was in a similar situation a few years ago,wages regularly late and/or short.In the end I found another job and left without giving any notice.Luckily my new employer wasnt bothered about a reference but I never did get the money that I was owed.
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