Aer Lingus (Ireland) v Colin Matchett [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Determination No. PWD1822
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Section 7(1), Payment of Wages Act, 1991; Unlawful Deduction from Wages

This is an appeal by the complainant against a decision of the Adjudication Officer. The complainant alleged that there had been an unlawful deduction from his wages and sought reimbursement of same. The respondent company claimed that the complainant's letter of appointment had, through an administrative error, wrongfully stated that on his promotion he was promoted to point 2 of the relevant scale, when it should have been point 1.

This resulted in an overpayment of €3,569.93. The complainant was later made aware of this overpayment and informed that the overpayment would be deducted from his wages over 73 fortnights. Following representations from the complainant the respondent agreed to

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This article is correct at 07/06/2018

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