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I have now received a letter from the company that dismissed

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I have now received a letter from the company that dismissed me saying they are informing me that they are taking back an overpayment of company sick pay in my final pay
I do not want them to take this as I did not know about the overpayment and have spent the money where do I stand please
I also have evidence of emails from company to payroll trying to stop me accessing my payslips. Is that illegal as I have not been able to get a payslip for the past 6 months
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Did they genuinely overpay you the amount in question?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
they paid me sick pay when they told me as I was facing disciplinary they were going to withhold it
My contract says they can take it back during employment

Under law an employer has a legal duty to provide its employees with written pay statements at or before the time they get paid. If they fail to do this then they will be acting in breach of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

If no pay statements are issued, an employee may apply to an employment tribunal for a declaration if their employer fails to provide a fully itemised pay statement. The tribunal will determine what particulars should be provided in the statement. It can also award compensation if it finds that unnotified deductions have been made during the period of 13 weeks prior to the date of the application to the tribunal, whether or not the deductions were made in breach of the contract of employment. The compensation will not exceed the amount of the unnotified deductions.

So in essence you can pursue the employer for any deductions made by them from your pay for which no pay slip was issued. If the sick pay is the first time you are facing a deduction in the last 13 weeks, then you can only potentially challenge it if they do not issue you with a pay slip when they make your final payment.

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