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    • vofn
    • By vofn 17th May 18, 11:52 AM
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    Quit job, won't pay wages
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    • 17th May 18, 11:52 AM
    Quit job, won't pay wages 17th May 18 at 11:52 AM
    My son had had enough of his job and rather foolishly quit by text. His employer texted him back and told him he was not entitled to the 17 days pay that he had worked because he had signed a contract saying so. We have requested a copy of the signed contract but it has not been forthcoming. My question is, can he do this?
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    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 17th May 18, 12:08 PM
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    Not likely. The only way around it i could see from the employers perspective is if theyre halfway through a job and theres clauses in their contract to recover additional costs incurred as a result of leaving them in the lurch. Ie additional costs for finding labour at short notice.

    Youll need to see the contract to clarify it, if thats the case you need to be trying to find out if the costs are justified and been applied correctly, if the costs are more they can look to recover them in small claims court, if the costs are less, obviously your son shouldve been paid something.

    Strictly speaking if theyve never given your son a written copy of the t's and c's of making such deductions (generally in the contract), they cant do it. How easy that will be to prove will be a sticking factor though.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 17th May 18, 12:11 PM
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    Quit by text ??


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    • 74jax
    • By 74jax 17th May 18, 12:34 PM
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    If he quit by text is that as of when the text was sent, is he not working a notice? Maybe the 17 days he worked are due to lack of working notice?
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    • 17th May 18, 12:38 PM
    Does his contract state anything about training costs.
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    I!!!8217;d possibly do the same as the employer, and assume that anyone who resigns like this is unlikely to have the nous to do anything about it.
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    • By Spendless 17th May 18, 7:25 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 7:25 PM
    My son had had enough of his job and rather foolishly quit by text. His employer texted him back and told him he was not entitled to the 17 days pay that he had worked because he had signed a contract saying so. We have requested a copy of the signed contract but it has not been forthcoming. My question is, can he do this?
    Originally posted by vofn
    He signed a contract saying what? That he doesn't get paid for days worked (which is the way your post reads to me) or that he doesn't get paid if he doesn't give x amount of notice.

    At 17 your son should know whether he signed anything or not, even if he didn't read it all.

    Until you can clarify if something was signed and what was in it if they did, it's hard to answer if ex employer can do this.
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