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    • charlie 2015
    • By charlie 2015 9th Feb 18, 3:55 PM
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    charlie 2015
    Training costs
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:55 PM
    Training costs 9th Feb 18 at 3:55 PM
    Hi there,

    I am posting this on behalf of a friend, lets call her Betty.

    Betty has been working for her at her company for over 2 years. The company agreed to pay training costs for her to become qualified in her profession. The company signed her up on the training course at a local college and she started in January 2017. In February 2017, Betty found out she was pregnant and informed the company.

    In February 2017 (after finding out Betty was pregnant) the company asked her to sign a document saying that she will be liable for the training costs if she leaves the role, is dismissed or fails the training exams. The document does not outline the costs associated to the training course.

    Betty signed the document and has said herself she felt pressured and that it was sprung on her after she informed the company she was pregnant.

    Betty is now coming to the final few months of her maternity leave. Ideally, she would like to quit her job to become a full time mum but is terrified of the costs she could be liable for.

    Has her employer acted lawfully here? Has she signed her life away with this document?

    Any help would be appreciated
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    • charlie 2015
    • By charlie 2015 11th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    charlie 2015
    Agree themeone.

    That nicechap fella is still going on too!
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