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Answer 1 After reading thoroughly the supposed case of Harry v Gannet Ltd I found that the relative law is the Wages Act 1986 The Act provides for a remedy inspect of unlawful deductions from wages with special provisions for retail employment NM Selwyn Selwyns Law of Employment 10th Edition pg 512 Through the above we can understand that the employer has no right to deduct any amount from employees wages In our case the Gannet Ltd not authorized to subtract the fifty pounds per month from Harrys wage According to 5131 a deduction from the company to the wage of an employee is unlawful unless it is authorized in one of these ways First the deduction may be authorized by statute Clearly there is nothing wrong with deducting PAYE contributions and the like Secondly it may be authorized by a term of employees contract provided that either the contract is in writing or the term in notified in writing to the employees before the deduction is made s13 2 Finally it may be authorised by specific consent of the worker signified in writing To ensure fairness to the employee the Act gives no effect to a concept or to agreement to a term allowing the deduction given after the events lending to it By reading our case none of the three above exceptions of the wages Act can be found That makes Gannets Ltd deduction of fifty pounds per month from Harrys salary unlawful According to 52 of the Wages Act 1986 it is allowed to have a deduction in respect of stock deficiencies or cash shortages lead to two conditions qThe requirements of 51 must be obtained for example contractual agreement enabling the deductions to be made qThe demand for payment must not exceed 10 of the total wages payable on the day in question The deductions made from wages are not allowed under the wages
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