Mark Wedge v Hilditch Martin Services Ltd [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Unlawful deduction of wages; contractual variation

The claimant presented a claim in which he sought 12 days' pay, which he claimed was owed to him after his contract was terminated by reason of redundancy. As a result of deteriorating business the respondent warned the claimant that it was possible that he would be required to go on a four day week on a temporary basis, until the level of work improved. For the remainder of the period of his contract of employment the claimant was not paid for the subsequent 12 days when he was not required to work. Subsequently, in correspondence, the claimant challenged the alteration of his hours "without agreement and also no consultation, discussion or notice" and claimed this was a breach of contract

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This article is correct at 05/09/2014

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