Underpaid by previous employer – what next?
Money Claim Online – doesn’t matter where you are.Posted 4 years ago
Send them a “Letter Before Action” giving them a defines period to rectify it then don’t wait one extra hour once it runs out.
If they are that big you may find you get a “Judgement by Default” which means you can send the Court Bailiffs straight in.tonydMember
If they’re that big I find it surprising that they’ll screw you for £800. Are you sure it’s not just incompetence by the payroll/HR departments? I work for a large corporate and there’s some very questionable competence in places, combined with poor communications I can see how this could happen.
Who have you been dealing with so far? If the issue hasn’t been escalated can you get contact details for an HR/payroll manager and call him/her? You could always mention you’re considering taking legal advice during any conversation with them.
Good luckPosted 4 years agoParvisMember
Having quit my job, my last pay packet was over £800 short. It has been over a month since I left and a month since I first complained. Since then I have chased up with e-mails, most of which are not responded to and none with anything other than silly excuses. Assuming they ignore my last e-mail, what is my legal recourse, and is it going cost me an arm and leg?Posted 4 years ago
Note I am now out of the UK for over year, and the employer in question is a multi million pound company who have a reputation of screwing peopleMrNiceMember
I had this situation years ago, albeit with a very small employer. I got advice from a friend of the family lawyer who talked me through what i needed to do for small claims court (not sure what the max claim is but you’re well under it) and I also spoke to CAB about the court bit. It may have changed but here’s my experience.
The first step was a letter sent recorded delivery explaining the situation, stating expected outcome, setting a deadline, and giving intention to go to court if not paid per the deadline. Make certain you have the confirmation of receipt.
If the deadline is missed then take it to court. I ended up with a hearing where the ex-employer made all sorts of crap excuses, a decision was made, then court adjourned. The adjournment gave thePosted 4 years ago
ex-employerfat git the opportunity to pay up without getting a judgement against him (there would be significant financial implications for future borrowing etc). The money arrived soon after.jiMember
Are you sure it is short? Lots of places pay 2 weeks in advance and 2 in arrears for example, so any final months pay may reflect that. It may also include your ex employer reclaiming any leave that has been overtaken (so if you had 20 days leave, and left 6 months into the year, they would reclaim any leave over 10 days already taken).
Worth asking for the details of the final payment before going all legal on them.Posted 4 years ago
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