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    • markburrows0
    • By markburrows0 13th Jan 18, 1:15 PM
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    Redundancy payment not received
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    • 13th Jan 18, 1:15 PM
    Redundancy payment not received 13th Jan 18 at 1:15 PM
    I have recently been made redundant via a settlement agreement and was due to receive my settlement by "close of business 12th January 2018"

    No payment has been received

    I have spoken with my former employer only to be fobbed of with excuses, not receiving an actual answer as to when I can expect to receive the monies

    I know that the company has financial difficulties so am not entirely surprised by this, where do I go from here ?

    Surely this is a breach of contract ?

    Any advice appreciated
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 13th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
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    Yes it is.

    But your recourse, as always, is the courts
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 13th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
    Could you define "fobbed off" - it isn't the most informative of descriptions! What was said?
    • markburrows0
    • By markburrows0 14th Jan 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 1:32 PM
    I was told that the money would be in my account by close of the business day - which he says was 6pm, despite the fact that I have work 8.30am - 5pm for 24 years


    Regardless, it didn't materialise


    He says that the agreement states that they would not make payment until I have handed over keys, phone etc - It does not say that at all. It says that we are to meet at a mutually convenient time to hand over possessions - I was at the office at the time with the intent of doing this but he didn't show up


    That's what I mean by fobbed off
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 14th Jan 18, 6:45 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 6:45 PM
    I was told that the money would be in my account by close of the business day - which he says was 6pm, despite the fact that I have work 8.30am - 5pm for 24 years


    Regardless, it didn't materialise


    He says that the agreement states that they would not make payment until I have handed over keys, phone etc - It does not say that at all. It says that we are to meet at a mutually convenient time to hand over possessions - I was at the office at the time with the intent of doing this but he didn't show up


    That's what I mean by fobbed off
    Originally posted by markburrows0
    Well in the first place, if it was paid late on Friday it probably wouldn't clear into your account until Monday. The hours you worked are irrelevant to when it is paid.

    As for the work possessions, that seems simple. You have these things? Go and hand them over, or make arrangements to do so. It would take got at least 21/ 28 days to get to a point of being able to take legal action, so there is no benefit to hanging on to things that yippy do not need, and gives the employer an excuse not to pay you.
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