Wage Claims - Recent EAT Decision

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 14 January 2014
Louise Harrison
William Fry
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Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act 1991 (the “Act”) prohibits a deduction from an employee’s pay made without the employee’s agreement. In recent years, against a backdrop of cost-cutting by employers, a claim for breach of Section 5 of the Act has been the favoured redress option for an employee whose pay has been unilaterally cut.

The Act does not take account in its provisions of the employer’s financial position or conduct in effecting a contested measure. The employee need not have resigned his position to seek redress under the Act, unlike for a constructive dismissal claim. It is little wonder therefore that Rights Commissioners and the EAT have seen so many

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