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Hi All Forum Friends

This si not for me but a friend of mine who is not a member.

We both work for a company who employee homeworkers..She has been released from a probation contract due to not fullfilling the company standards (thats the story anyway)..

Upon joing the company we have to buy a IP phone (£299) a line to be instaled (£159) then the monthly line rental talk talk (24.99) plus if we were to have any computer eqipment..

She have worked for them 8 months paying approx £65.00 which never appeared on any pay slips but that was the difference between my wage slip and what actually goes into the bank..

The contract I was on said I either get paid Min wage to the hours I worked or the commision, which ever was the greatest..

 

My question :- Final salary, as they relieved her of postion can they take all her final salary in theory leaving her with no salary for the month and ask her for more money to cover the difference on the outstanding monies on the equipment..She has said she would give everything back?

 

Sorry long winded but thought I'd get all the facts out first as she is a single mum trying to earn a crust..

 

Cheers

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Moved here.

So was the equipment being paid for monthly ?

What line was installed-a BT one ?

So the TT contract was paid and agreement made by your friend ?

Its a bit confusing ????????

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Easier to prob ask -was the iphone bought from them ?

Was the TT agreement taken out as a residential account and done by your friend ?

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Hi Matin303..

Thank you for asking..Ill try my best

The equipment is paid for monthly..It is a requirn=ment when accepting the job offer to purchase from them..IE we cannot source chaper products or use own connects ETC

Yes the line was installed by BT but we pay the company not BT

NOT sure what u mean by TT..We pay EVERYTHING to the company back in instalments EXPECT the line rental, that goes to TALK TALK

 

I hope this helps..

IF not feel free to ask away

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I think I understand.

Just that I am not familiar with third party agreements in this context.

So they arranged for the connection of the BT line and you paid them the £159.00

I dont know where they get the £24.99 from for a line rental its nowhere near this price from Talk Talk.

So there is no contract between you and Talk Talk right ?

The line connection is also full retail price.

Well they can say that you have the benefit of the line now as it has been provided-I am assuming that a new line was put in and not simply an existing line reconnected ?

 

All this sounds a little ambiguous and to me creates an imbalance.

Any chance you can tell me the company-you can pm it if you dont want to post-I will see what I can find out and try and find their terms and conditions.

Perhaps then we can look if there are unfair contract terms and their rights to with hold these wages.

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Thanks Martin

I'll pm the company details..

We cannot use the line after as all bills are paid by the company so no contract between us and the supplier.

Best way to describe it is we pay the employer they pay the suppliers..

I would put money that there is a healthy Mark up

somewhere but that's not something we can prove, we had to agree the terms in order to get employed.

 

Worries are come pay day which is in 2 weeks she can end up with no money...

 

Acas cannot help ;(

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