You and the Law – 23rd February 2010

Tapping holiday cash

My employer refuses to hand over my holiday pay.  He says he will only pay out when employees actually take a holiday.  A percentage is taken from my pay each week towards holiday pay, which should now amount to more than £300.  My terms and conditions only cover the amount paid, not when we can have it.  Surely my employer must give me the money when I want it?  TH

Under the Working Time Regulations you have to take the holiday in order to be paid holiday pay.  The only exception is where you’re on the point of leaving the firm.  Your employer should make sure you take the legal minimum of 5.6 weeks’ holiday a year. 

It’s unlikely that your employer is deducting money from your wages, since you can’t be requested to make any contribution to your holiday pay.  Check this with the wages department.

A whiter shade

We bought an expensive carpet a year ago.  It was supposed to be ‘fade
resistant’, but now it’s gone white with the sun.  The people who are now in
the shop say the previous firm went into liquidation.  Is there anything we
can do?  JP

Probably not a lot, unless the carpet came with a manufacturer’s guarantee.
It’s certainly worth contacting the factory.  If it’s a reputable firm they may wish to resolve the matter even if they didn’t provide a guarantee.  But from a legal point of view your contract was with the shop that sold you the carpet. 

If the firm is no longer in business you won’t be able to pursue your claim.  You can register your claim with the liquidator of the old firm but I think it highly unlikely that you will receive a dividend from this source.

This entry was posted in North Ainley News. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • In This Section

  • Staff very approachable and patient at all levels.
    Mrs J V Baker - Ormskirk
  • Lisa Wright
    Lisa Wright
    15:05 25 Feb 19
    Cassie was fantastic throughout our sale and would recommend North Ainley if selling or buying a more
    Lynn Findlater
    Lynn Findlater
    18:55 01 Dec 18
    I have used North Ainley for a number of years. They have successfully dealt with my parent's wills and more recently the sale of 2 properties. The staff are exceptional and imparticular Cassie who took care of the whole process from start to finish whilst I was overseas. She diligently chased all third parties and kept me informed at all times. I would recommend North Ainley as they have proved themselves time and again over the last 10 years in all of my family's legal more
    Idnan Ahmed
    Idnan Ahmed
    12:57 30 Nov 18
    Excellent service. handled my latest commercial purchase professionally. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a solicitors who are proffesional and easy to work with. Top more
    Lucy Hoy
    Lucy Hoy
    16:39 27 Nov 18
    Excellent! Very friendly and fantastic communication throughout. Nothing was to much trouble. Thankyou Vinesh and Cassie. Would definitely more
    Anil M
    Anil M
    15:11 04 Nov 18
    Fantastic Solicitors firm. Very professional. Close to Oldham Town Centre. Answer all your questions and concerns. Keep you upto date at every stage. I have used this firm for many years in buying and selling property. You can not go wrong using North Ainley more
    Next Reviews