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Closed due to snow, deducting staff pay

Discussion in 'Careers and Professional Development' started by Itchytrigg, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 59,747

    They actually changed the law a little around 2-3 years ago in this respect which seems to have flown over a lot of employer's heads. Unfortunately a couple of years down the line I'm not upto speed on the specifics but in circumstances where something bad happens, where there is evidence the employer pressured employees into coming into work ignoring concerns over health and safety they can also be held liable including potentially prison sentences.

    Though given the massive ignorance of changes related to GDPR, etc. in work places it doesn't really surprise me that many employers aren't upto speed.
  2. AHarvey


    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,219

    Location: Stoke area

    I used to work in a factory where some weeks work would be manic, the next, dead.

    on the quiet weeks, we used to say to the staff, "if anyone wants to leave early they can". This was because if we said "you're going home as there is no work" we'd still have to pay them, but if they chose to leave we didn't.

    That was going back 15 years though.
  3. Jonnybmac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 17, 2009

    Posts: 1,581

    Location: Brotton

    I've worked in those environments. Actually got a final written warning for a work related injury which went against me when redundancies came around. Blessing in disguise. They actually had 100% attendance for over a year there and nobody dared be the one who broke that record.
    Some companys are horrible and a world away from how they should function.

    In this basis i would be inclined to think the company did this for their own gain