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Guest iolande

Okay, I won at ET . . . so how come the bailiff can't get my money?

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Guest iolande

Hi

 

I've written about this case before on here and received loads of good advice. Now I am stuck again and would like some help if possible.

 

Last year I won at ET. My former employers were found to owe me the bonus that was in my contract. Great - or so I thought.

 

I keep getting notes from the bailiff to say that they have visited the premises and cannot get them to pay.

 

what can I do? I thought bailiffs had ways of seizing goods etc in order to get them to pay up. I've heard of cases of them climbing through windows and seizing goods. The business I worked at you can walk straight through the door without any security. What is the procedure that they must go through?

 

Or is there anything else more I can do?

 

All help will be appreciated - it is 18 months on and I thought this would all be over by now.

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Guest Old_andrew2018

Its sad but there are many stories of ET awards not being paid, and its useful to be aware of this.

In answer to your question about the seizure of goods, I wonder if goods on your ex-employers premises actually belong to them, if they are subject to a leasing agreement then they cant be taken.

If many years ago I worked for a TV rental company, on the back of each receiver was a large yellow sticker with wording similar to this "Property of EXY Ltd and not for resale purposes".

I was lead to believe that a bailiff seeing this notice would leave the set in place.

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I have never dealt with an Employment Tribunal, but consider it to be similar to a court.If that is the case, then surely you can get a "warrant of execution" srved on the employer for the money to be pid, and if it isn't then the bailiff acts accordingly.I may be wrong, but it is worth asking about this.

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Guest Old_andrew2018

Hi iolande

 

Sorry about not fully explaining why difficulties exist in receiving ET awards, this link from the CAB web-page explains

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/campaigns/policy_campaign_publications/evidence_reports/er_employment/justice_denied.htm

 

I also did not ask an obvious question did you need to get a county court judgement

 

Andy

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Guest iolande

Hi - first of all thanks for all your replies

 

I have both the ET judgement, the county court judgement and the warrant of execution. I guess I am just frustrated that the bailiff can't seem to get anything out of them - there is no security in the building - you can just walk right in, and there are plenty of goods there that aren't on hire-purchase. As I have said, it has been dragging out for the last 18 months and it's just not fair :(

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