I want to know if my employers can withhold my wages. Do I have any rights under the Equality Act 2010. I really want to know what I can do to resolve this. Not receiving my wages has been a detriment for me.
My complaint is:
1. My employers are refusing to pay me my wages, even though I notified them that I was now ready to return to work. This was over two months ago.
2. I am struggling to pay my bills/mortgage.
3. As a disabled person, are my employers by refusing to pay me my wages in breach of the Equality Act 2010?
What are my rights as an employee of the civil service.
I am willing and able to work, but have requested that I work from home until my illness improves ( I have bowel and urine incontinence, and I have limited mobility, which affects my ability to use public transport), so that I can return into the office.
They sent me the policy on 'Occupational Sick Pay policy and guidance'.
It does not mention anything about withholding an employees pay when an employee returns back to work after long term sick leave. It talks about when someone is off sick and how long they receive full pay, then half pay, then nil pay, and it then mentions SSP.
My line manager has told me, that until they have an Occupational health assessment report, they are refusing to allow me to be paid until they can find a job for me to return to in the workplace.
What I do not understand, is that employees who do not have a job allocated to them are called 'surplus staff' and are at home (just like me), but they are still in receipt of their salary.
That is what I understand. They said they need the Occupational health assessment to make 'reasonable' adjustment for me in the workplace, or to assess whether or not they can find a job for me to do at home.
I work for the civil service, and I am fully aware the many employees work from home.
Thank you for your reply. Could you explain to me what you mean by 'suspension' please.
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