Are you owed money by your employer? Unpaid wages, notice pay, redundancy, holiday pay?
Leaving an employer knowing they owe you money can be one of the hardest things to do in the current financial circumstances.
In some instances, it can be a substantial amount of money you're owed and therefore worth pursuing through the courts.
The Type of Money You're Owed
There are various kinds of money your employer may owe you. These include:
These types of pay among others can all be recovered from your employer if they have failed to pay you what you are owed. The most common are unpaid
wages and unpaid holiday pay.
If you're owed wages there are certain things that you'll have to prove.
correct paperwork ready to take to your employment solicitor is the best way to jump start your case and get you
one step closer to claiming back your wages. Wage slips, time sheets and bank statements proving you didn’t receive the
money will help your case immensely. If you don’t already have your pay slips, you can request them from your employer.
It is your legal right to a payslip and if they don’t comply, they are breaking the law.
After a landmark ruling in 2014, overtime is now taken into account when calculating holiday pay. Whether your
employer is aware of this or not, this is now the law and it must be followed.
This could mean that for an extended period of time, your employer has been denying your right to have over time calculated
in relation to your holiday pay.
Simpson Millar LLP’s highly regarded team has played a key role in holiday pay litigation, and represented 250 claimants, all GMB members, in claims against British Airways alleging a failure to correctly calculate holiday pay and account for overtime payment. The firm, which has a strong presence in the aviation industry, also represents the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association and BALPA. Practice head Linda Stewart and Joy Drummond are the key contacts.
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The Cost of Making a Claim
The cost of making a wage claim has never been lower with our £118.80 Money Claims Service. We'll provide
- a detailed assessment of your case, and
- an answer on whether it falls within the boundaries of Money Claim Online (MCOL)
We will then draft and lodge the claim with them on your behalf, saving you the hassle of having to deal with difficult paperwork.
You will then receive a written confirmation to confirm that we have lodged your claim and advice about what comes next.
Find out more about our costs
Justice is not as inaccessible as you might think
We live in a climate where every penny counts, and finding out you may be entitled to a significant sum from your employer
can be a huge help.