David McCartney v Mercury Security Management Ltd [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Unlawful Deductions from Wages; Fees; Expenses

The claimant worked for the respondent as a CCTV operator. Since 1 December 2009, relevant CCTV operators are legally obliged to possess a CCTV licence granted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The claimant argued that the respondent had failed to pay his SIA licence fee and that he had suffered a financial detriment. The argument was essentially that the respondent’s failure to reimburse the claimant for the fee amounted to an unlawful ‘deduction’ from his ‘wages’.

An arrangement had been put in place for the reimbursement of employees who had paid the fee but left before the expiry of the licence. The tribunal rejected the argument that the employer had made a ‘deduction’ on the

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This article is correct at 17/08/2017

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