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Unfortunately, if the W4 that was given to the employer was marked Single ( a higher rate than married) and 4 then the employer was correct to follow and withhold based on that information.
The employer has the responsibility to withhold tax based on the W4 the employee completes and to remit that tax to the govt.
The employee has the responsibility to make sure they complete the W4 correctly and ot check their tax throughout the year.