I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back through our wages. I did my research and I found out that we should be protected from any pay deductions by law unless stated in the contract. Reading the contract states:
It is agreed that the Company has the right at any time during your employment, or in the event of termination, to deduct from wages any overpayment made and/or monies owed to the company including (but not limited to) any outstanding holiday pay, outstanding loans, advances, relocation expenses and the cost of repairing any damage or replacing any loss to Company property caused by you.
There is no mention of anything related to mistakes made on the till. they have the phrase 'not limited to', so can they just include whatever else they feel like? They have also docked an hours wage from me because I didn't close the pub as nicely as they wanted to one evening.