Stewart's story

I had very sound advice from the beginning from Unite the Union

Unite member, Stewart*, had been employed for seven years as a catering manager. 

He was off work on sick leave from May 2015, and was dismissed in February 2016 because he was not well enough to return to work.

His employer paid Stewart Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) during his notice period, rather than his full wages. Stewart contacted his employer and explained that he felt that he should be entitled to full pay during his notice period, but his employer did not agree and refused to increase his pay. 

Stewart contacted Unite Legal Services for help. 

Unite’s solicitors wrote to Stewart’s employer and set out the legal basis of his claim, confirming that if he was not paid in full then a claim would be issued. As a result, the employer paid Stewart the salary he was entitled to and a claim for further legal action was not submitted.

Stewart said:

“It was good efficient work all round and I am more than pleased with the outcome.” 

* Names may have been changed to protect the identity of our member.