Can an employer refuse to backdate payrise for employee in notice period?
A colleague handed their notice in early May and departs soon. The company recently told all staff that it is still trying to agree this years cost of living pay rise (effective from 1st April) with the unions and will pay the backdated amount in the month the rise percentage is agreed. My colleague contacted HR to remind them not to forget to pay him after departing (as he worked April, May and most of June) and they advised him that they don't have to as the pay award hasn't been agreed yet and he is in his notice period. That sounds illegal. He did the same job as the rest of us and should be paid at the same rate as the rest of us. Anyone encounter something similar / have an opinion?
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