Has anyone have any knowledge of employment law ?
My daughter use to work at Wilkinson until 2 weeks ago,she gave them one months notice as it was costing her more to get to work than she was getting paid (4 hr contract) Work had become very stressful as she's 7 months pregnant and things have been a bit rough with hospital appointments and a lot of scares.
Now she was expecting a wage this week but instead she got a letter stating she had taken too many holidays and owes them money They have taken her £46.66 wages as they say she owes £120.1 in over paid holidays so minus her wages she now owes them £73.95.
She was relying on this money as she now has no income and added stress of more hospital appointments.Now she is only contracted for 4hrs on a Saturday and she has only ever put in for a couple of holidays when she went away to abroad for a week so cant understand why they have her down for 18 days holiday (remember she is only contracted for 4 hrs on a saturday)
They are asking for her to pay in full within 30 days and she's been crying like mad and getting upset as she has no money.Now i was under the impression any employers could not deduct money from anyone wages for over payment ? i thought they would have to pay her full wage then ask for the amount outstanding ?
Someone at her store has marked her down for holidays even though she wasn't meant to work,so cant understand how they can keep her wages and demand money without contacting her first to find out whats gone on.
I will be ringing them Monday but wanted to know if what they have done is legal.