My husband has just informed me that everyone in his company has been told at a meeting this morning that their pay is to be cut by 2%.

I’m not fully 100% conversant with the law on this issue so would appreciate some confirmation.

I am sure that this cannot arbitrarily be done without signed agreement from all concerned (unless specifically in the contract of employment – it isn’t) and amounts to an unfair deduction from wages under the Wages Act.

This cut is to be with effect from 1 March.

Surely this makes the company in breach of contract. If he decides to make a claim at tribunal – will he need to resign? Is it worth him challenging this?

I do understand the reasons behind this cut, but even in these extreme circumstances a company must act legally.

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