Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Court Dates

Many of those reading will know I lost my job last year, my employer owed me a lot of money and we had a disagreement regarding said money shortly before the company went under. I wasn’t asking much; wages owed to me and expenses that were agreed upon before hand -namely vet bills for the company owned dog. At the time of our disagreement the largest chunked owed to me was from 6 months prior and I had enough of waiting. I had been supportive and patient as the company was getting off its feet but had been fobbed off too many times, I’d had enough, my demands for payment were met with some choice words from my “delightful” former employer and he then ignored my calls and attempts to contact him. I decided to take him to small claims court and fight for my money.

It wasn’t about the cash (although it was substantial chunk of our family income) but more about not letting him getting away with it. He was nice enough guy to start with but due to his poor management and business skills the company was struggling and left many employees and contractors without the simplest of rights – their pay. I believe that as managing director he had a responsibility to those people, whom were owed hundreds of thousands, and should be held accountable for his actions. It’s taken me over 5 months but I feel the end is finally in my sights!

It has been stressful and has meant sleepless nights, health issues and general hair pulling but it is great how everyone has been so supportive. I am feeling very positive about the court case as it draws to a close, its been heard and tried now its just final stages of getting a CCJ against my former employer and then enforcing that with the sheriff (&bailiffs if he doesn't comply). It finally feels like the hard work is paying off, the only shame is can’t charge him for the many man-hours I spent putting forward and representing my case!


Specials thanks to Lorraine for letting me complain, my dad for his counsel and to my David for his calming influence and patience, I couldn’t have done it alone xxx

11 comments:

  1. Really hope you get everything you're owed! he deserves what he gets, justice should be served and you should be compensated

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  2. Good for you!

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  3. Go for it girl, and good luck!

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  4. Robert Carr (Daddy)31 March 2011 at 19:25

    You deserve to get it all sorted.. I'm keeping fingers crossed he realizes he has met his match with you and pays up!

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  5. Thank you for your support everyone, i am so glad its turned out well - one up for the little guy ;) David said when we get the money we will treat Monty to a doggy treatment day at the groomers hehe

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  6. well good sis see you said i had more of mum in me but this has kinda proven you got more :P hehe and i bet monty is going to love his treat :D i will have to come up and see you soon!!! good luck! not that u need it go kick some ass!

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  7. I maybe got a bit of her stubborn self-righteousness but you definitely got the temper!

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  8. Well done, It takes a lot of patience and determination to take a company to court. The trick is not to give up until you have what is rightfully yours. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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  9. I'm sure he didn't set out to rip people off but that doesnt make him any less responsible for his actions. One of his contractors (and a witness for my case) is owed £40,000! He thought messing with peoples income and welfare is acceptable but he won't get away with it :)

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  10. im so glad its coming to end did you get everything owned to you? and did they award you compensation?? also thank you for your help in my own case for over time monies i did get mine so fingers crossed you get yours very soon!! as your gonna need it with a baby on the way xx

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  11. No compensation - shame as I spent hours and hours of my own time fighting to get what's mine - only the wages and vet bills I paid on behalf of the company for Montys operation. But I am glad its slowly getting there :)

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