Patrick Raymond McCartan v Farrans (Construction), t/a a division of Northstone (NI) Ltd

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Unauthorised Deduction of Wages

The claimant claimed that there had been a series of unauthorised deductions from his wages with effect from 3 August 2009 to the date of hearing. It was the respondent’s contention that the claimant had consented to the withdrawal of certain weekly payments by virtue of his conduct over the previous number of years. 

An amount described as a bonus or enhancement was added to the claimant’s weekly pay in 1999 which, it was agreed, related to travelling expenses. The respondent then wrote to the claimant in 2009 stating that these payments were made at the discretion of management and

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This article is correct at 27/11/2015

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