Patrick Raymond McCartan v Farrans (Construction), t/a a division of Northstone (NI) LtdPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionPay and Conditions of Employment
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 would be ceasing as a direct consequence of market conditions arising from the recession. The claimant
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