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Deductions from wages: Individual notification of term authorising deductions required

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    Kerr v The Sweater Shop (Scotland) Ltd; The Sweater Shop (Scotland) Ltd v Park [1996] IRLR 424 EAT (0 other reports)

The posting in a factory of a notice which stated that accrued holiday pay would not be given to employees dismissed for gross misconduct did not amount to the requisite written notification to the workers of a contractual term authorising a deduction from their wages, holds the EAT in (1) Kerr v The Sweater Shop (Scotland) Ltd (2) The Sweater Shop (Scotland) Ltd v Park [1996] IRLR 424. As notice was not given to employees individually, the withholding of holiday pay from two employees dismissed for gross misconduct was an unlawful deduction.