I handed my notice in on Monday effective immediately at my current employer as the job was not as described at interview stage. Rightly or wrongly I have withheld on handed my phone and laptop back in until I have been paid my £200 expenses owed. I have emailed the director of the company who has been very unprofessional with his worded emails back.
He has said when the items have been returned he will pay my expenses which is fair enough.
I said I would post them today.
At about 4pm he sent me an email (he probably assumed I had posted the items at that point) saying I owe 130 pounds for the Christmas party as I won’t be attending now and asking how I wish to pay this. I have never at any stage been advised if I don’t attend I would have to pay any cancellation costs and I believe if I hadn’t still had the phone and laptop that I’d had ever received a reply on email.
Where do I stand? Do I have to pay the costs to a function that was booked in August when I started in November? Can they refuse to pay me?