David Gerard Higgins v Randox Laboratories Ltd  NIIT (CASE REF: 2394/14)Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionPay and Conditions of Employment
The claimant claimed that he was owed an amount of £161.88 in respect of an unlawful deduction from wages. The claimant was required to obtain a visa for Iran for the purposes of attending and carrying out work in Iran. The visa was eventually not used and it subsequently expired.
It was not disputed that the amount sought by the claimant was paid by the respondent to a third party. The tribunal was satisfied that the claimant may not have gone on the trip had he been specifically told that it would not involve a bonus payment for him. The claimant’s contract of employment contained a specific clause allowing for particular lawful deductions but the case turned on the construction of
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