There are many circumstances where companies can legally reduce wages. However, this can be a very difficult and frustrating process as employers sometimes give false reasons to employees in attempts to justify their actions and dismiss their employee’s enquiries. It is crucial that you should know your legal rights if you feel you have unpaid wages. Unpaid wages can take place in many forms:
- Unpaid overtime for salaried employees;
- Unpaid salary;
- Unpaid Holiday;
- Unpaid Bonuses; and
- Unpaid Commissions.
Benefits, insurance and other packages within your employment contract may also be claimed as wages under certain circumstances. This is why you should seek legal advice as early as possible to explain your particular situation.
Your employer has the right to reduce your wages if it is within your contract, or you have given written consent acknowledging and accepting this. They may also reduce your wages for legal purposes such as tax and insurance. Therefore, they are only allowed to reduce wages when it is written in law or consented by you, the employee, before the reductions have been made.
If you feel that your employer has deducted your payment illegally, please give our employment solicitors a call. We will thoroughly discuss your situation and advice you accordingly. We know that this can be a difficult time, so we will work with you through the process as proficiently as possible to ensure you the most success once we are instructed.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our top employment solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our employment law team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.