How to Get Help Claiming Unpaid Wages from an Employer - Prolegal

How to Get Help Claiming Unpaid Wages from an Employer

Call us free on
0800 999 3580

Facing problems at work due to a drink drive charge? Speak to our recommended drink drive solicitors.

Has your employer been deducting money from your pay without your agreement? Have they failed to pay you at all?

It is unlawful for an employer to make a deduction from your pay unless:

  1. It is required by statute or a clause within your employment contract (eg tax, national insurance, student loan, CSA payment or pension contribution)
  2. You have given your prior written consent to the deduction (eg to repay an advance)

You can bring an Employment Tribunal claim for deductions from any wages, bonuses, commission or holiday pay.

Your employer may claim that the deduction was lawful by arguing that your particular circumstances are legally excluded. Examples of payments that are excluded include expenses you have incurred in the course of your employment or any benefits that cannot be exchanged for money, goods or services.

You can claim for a declaration from the tribunal that the employer had unlawfully deducted your wages as well as a payment of the sum that was deducted. In some cases, the tribunal may award a compensatory sum for any financial loss you sustained as a result of the deduction.

This statutory protection is available to all workers who have entered into a contract to perform any work or services, including agency and casual workers.

We can advise as to the best way to recover your lost wages and help you:

  • draft a grievance letter about deductions from your pay
  • bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal

A claim for unlawful deduction from wages must be brought within 3 months of the most recent deduction so don’t delay in seeking advice from our experienced team.


Worried about telling your employer about a driving ban Our recommended drink drive lawyers can help.

Share this page:

Speak to a solicitor:

Our team will let you know straight away if our solicitors can help you.

no question
no question
no question
no question
no question
Contact Details
Text Box
Auto Import
Contact us
  • 0800 999 3580
  • 020 7743 6715
  • Get Started!

Contact us | About us | Privacy Policy | Cookies | Website Terms & Conditions | Our regulatory information is below:

Prolegal Solicitors Limited, T: 020 7743 6715. DX 40026 Covent Garden. Address: 6 Agar Street, London, WC2N 4HN.

Prolegal Solicitors Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales, registered number 10328104. Prolegal Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 632656. A list of directors, together with a list of those persons who are designated as partners is available for inspection at our registered office, 5th Floor, 6 Agar Street, London, WC2N 4HN. We use the word “Partner” to refer to a director of the company, or an employee or consultant who is a Solicitor with equivalent standing and qualification. Prolegal Solicitors Limited is in the same group structure as Gordon Dadds LLP.

This website uses cookies More details OK, Hide this message.

Prolegal Solicitors Specialists in Employment Law