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Unlawful Deductions: Key Card

Key Points

  • A worker is entitled to be paid a wage (that he earns) subject to only lawful deductions.
  • Unlawful deductions are those that are not set out in statute or agreed in advance or in writing within the workers contract.
  • A worker has 3 months to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal.  If it is deemed that an unlawful deduction has been made, an employer must return the worker to the position as if no such unlawful deduction had been made.

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