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  1. i did couple of jobs as event steward with a company in summer 2011 and i got the pay for my first job after been waiting and struggling for more than 6 months. last week when i called them to ask the pay for my second job which i also did in summer 2011 the refused to pay me straight away and told me that i have not attended that job or might be i forget to sign in and sign out but the reality is i did that job and also did sign the attendance sheets moreover this is what mentioned on my online portal that i have attended that job, so when i told them that i have done that job and this is also mentioned on the portal about my attendence the manager replied that they might be wrongly mentioned on my portal about the attendance. i have called them more than 20 times for the same thing in last 6 months but vain, so is there anybody who can help me in this matter that what am supposed to do further to get my pay i am obviously deserving for. * i have also saved my portal web page in my pc so might be i can use it as evidence
  2. Hi all, I work for a trade plate car delivery company as a "self employed" contractor, delivering cars up and down the UK. I have 2 issues. They have made what I feel are unauthorised deductions from my wages. First time was a few weeks ago where they deducted £120 for a new tyre, as I had a puncture. This money was docked without warning. More worryingly, they are now trying to charge me £200 odd for supposed damage to a car I was driving, even though I worked on the job with another driver and he also drove the car part of the way. My question is, are they able to make deductions without giving notice? The contractor agreement states "it is the responsibility of the driver for any transit damage to any vehicle in between collection point and delivery point" and also "if any damage is missed, or any damage is made to the vehicle prior to delivery, you may be held responsible for all costs incurred, unless it is proven to be the fault of a third party". Nowhere on the agreement does it state they will make deductions from wages, just that "you may be held responsible". Surely that is a little ambiguous? Are they able to make deductions without proving you caused the damage? Are you liable by default unless you can prove otherwise? I'm hoping to file a claim in the county court for the money they are withholding. Would this be the correct way to proceed? I'm assuming an employment tribunal would be pointless as I'm not an employee and we're only taking about £500 total. I realise I've asked a lot of questions but any help you can provide would be most appreciated.
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