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Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by carbolysis, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. carbolysis

    carbolysis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I went on a job and they gave me uniform and trained me for few minutes then I worked as normal for the rest of the shift. However, I decided this is not for me so I quited. Now they don't pay me for that day, is this legal? They argue that they spend money on uniform (I returned it) and that I was training on that day (which is not true, because I just did the job for the rest of the shift). I was never told that first day would be training and it would be unpaid. Any advice?
  2. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    how mush would you HAVE BEEN PAID net or tax to deduct
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    The cheek of them, assuming you had a contract of employment you could check the terms and see if it mentions non-payment for the first shift (but I doubt it will).
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  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It will probably state in the contract of employment, what the period of notice to quit is. It could be two days or five days in retail etc.

    I suggest the OP goes to the business's union rep, and put a complaint in about non payment of wages after quitting on day one of employment.
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