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Can you get fired over shift shorts (money) ?

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Where my hubby currently works they have a tolerance of 2 pounds per shift and everything over they take out of his wage up to 10% of the total he earns. (can they even do that legally?) Sometimes …
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Where my hubby currently works they have a tolerance of 2 pounds per shift and everything over they take out of his wage up to 10% of the total he earns.
(can they even do that legally?)
Sometimes he´s short by a bit but it´s almost every month they take the full10% of his wage out for shift shorts. We think that someone from the management takes it and that´s why he always gets taken out that much.

Now the place gets taken over by another company in july, he says their max per shift is 50 pence. A friend of his who worked for them a few years back said they would even fire people over it. Is this legal?
Just asking cuz I don´t know anything about this kinda thing and though some of you guys on here might.

Thanks in advance for the help/comments.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I take it the till is short and if its short when hes working then yeah I'd imagine they have grounds to fire him as they would look at it like he was dipping into the till.

And if its continually your husbands till then it kinda looks a bit dodgy does it not? Or is he the manager or something?
#2
yeah they can do that,

harvey nichols used to fire staff if they left tags on clothing etc....3 times and youre sacked
#3
Unfortunately they can do that.

Insist that they cash up at the end of each shift with him present to confirm and sign that he's happy. They cant refuse that request if they are docking wages for till errors.
#4
i would suspect it is in his contract.
But if he knows he isnt short and is constantly getting docked i would suggest that he says something/keeps track of how much he rings through and cashes out so he knows an exact figure.
#5
So a till short and they take out the difference out his wages?

I don't think it it's legal,how could someone get sack anyway,they would need prove someone was taking before sacking surely.
#6
When he counts the money at the end of the shift there´s nothing
and then he comes in the next day and all of sudden they say he was short by so and so much.


And isn´t it up to them to prove that he was short?
I remember when i worked at shops, there were always 2 people (1 of them the person who did the shift) counting to
make sure it´s all ok and no one could just let money slip into their pockets.
#7
OH's aunty was telling us a story the other week, one of the guys that she works with, who had worked there for 9 years was taken away by security.

Apparently they'd been watching him and found out that the money going missing was because of him, apparently its in its thousands.

Maybe your husband could approach the company whos taken over and tell them whats going on etc.
#8
if there is something funny going on he should contact his head office HR dept in confidence,they should be able to deal.
#9
TanyaSpace
When he counts the money at the end of the shift there´s nothing
and then he comes in the next day and all of sudden they say he was short by so and so much.

About the 10% max they take out now.
Wouldn´t it have to say so in the contract and otherwise they can´t do it?

And isn´t it up to prove them that he was short?
I remember when i worked at shops, there were always 2 people (1 of them the person who did the shift) counting to
make sure it´s all ok and no one could just let money slip into their pockets.


Then he needs to get a witness to prove that the money is correct at the end of the night.
#10
Is this place he works like a small shop or off licence or something like an arcade kiosk ?
#11
It´s a gas station actually
#12
AshleyRFC
Then he needs to get a witness to prove that the money is correct at the end of the night.


Basically tell the manager that he wants someone to be there to count with him.
#13
TanyaSpace
Basically tell the manager that he wants someone to be there to count with him.


Maybe he could get in touch with a solicitor and see where he would stand also, if the Manager refuses then it would be good to know what he could say next then.

If your saying that his till is right by the end of the night then there is definetly something dodgy going on.

I also reckon that getting some sort of signed statement is also a good idea.
#14
I also think that not having someone with you to witness when you're cashing up is just asking for trouble.
#15
You should tell the TAX man they will love this ! A manager lost his job then they did this to my brother
#16
You also gotta think later on,if he did get the sack for taking £ that he didn't take,it looks bad for when applying for other jobs,nowhere going want to take him on. It's hard enough to get a job nevermind if you got something against you like this.
My partner's work there was a young Saturday assistant and they were helping themselves to £20 a wk or so,he confronted her about it and she give in her notice in end I think.It was silyl of her to do it as she be the only 1 on till and only him about,so just them 2 who near the money.
#17
TanyaSpace
It´s a gas station actually


knew it!!!

and most are franchises

shell - etc - dont want anything to do with it

he has signed to accept these deductions

only way to fight is to do them for constructive dismissal
making sure e follows procedure

loads of innocent people in this position


bide his time

take photo of how much banked - also show it in front of security camera:thumbsup:

good luck:thumbsup:
#18
when i worked at KFC, there was always 2 people present when the till was checked, had to be 2 for legal reasons. if only one did it it could be called to question the validity of the shortage as there was no witness
#19
Defintely have a witness when cashing up, and make sure both your OH and the witness sign something to say the amount is correct. If you're saying the till is right at the end of his shift and then somehow it's not the next day, someone else is dipping in and he's taking the blame for it, if he's got signed statements saying the correct money was there when he finished there's no way he can be blamed.

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