Patterson v Ashe [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages

Summary Description: 

A case in which some training payments could be deducted in line with the contract but others could not due to evidential issues.  


The claimant was employed as an apprentice beauty therapist by the respondent from April 2021 until September 2022.   The issue arose from an alleged underpayment of wages relating to the cost of training courses undertaken while employed. 

The claimant’s contract stated: 

‘We shall be entitled to deduct from your wage or other payments due to you, any money which you may owe to the Company at any timeThis includes without limitation any overpayment of pay, commission

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This article is correct at 17/04/2024

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