De Swarte v Fife Housekeeping Ltd (t/a Bright and Beautiful) [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages


The claimant, a housekeeper, claimed that she suffered from an unlawful deduction from wages due to deductions from her final pay and failure to pay holiday pay.

The claimant gave notice of termination on 25th November to expire on 23rd December.   She worked until 19th December and that night she text her line manager to say that she was unwell and would not be able to work the next day and this was renewed for the 21st.  The claimant was only paid wages until 19th December.   The claimant’s contract of employment specified that sickness absence should be made with a line manager but that text message was not acceptable.  A deduction of £190 was

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This article is correct at 24/08/2023

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