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For ***** ***** ......My son worked gym as a fitness

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Customer: For ***** ***** Jones......My son worked for a gym as a fitness instructor for the past 2 months. A week ago, they 'let him go' stating initially that they had found someone older and more experienced to do his job. They have since said they have discovered my son had been talking about the owners to clients, in a way (they believe) was disrespectful. My son denies this, albeit he did admit to telling a client the female owner intimidated him. My son is owed over £750 in wages which they now say they are withholding as they will use the money to cover damages to their club (a private and sole outlet, not a chain). I have seen texts the owner sent my son after he left in which no mention was made of any alleged comments! He is now out of pocket 3 weeks before Christmas- has he any claim to the money he is owed? His Mum returned his uniform to the gym, and they even gave her his wage slip! He should have been paid on the 25th November, and they will owe him another half month in December, almost a thousand pounds. Help?!
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: What further details? He hasn't ever signed a contract, and they have offered nothing in writing to say why he has left. They initially offered a reference and are now refusing to do that.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified solicitor and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Was he employed as an employee or self employed?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello, not sure if you saw my initial query above - was he working as an employee or self employed?