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Hi All,

I have been working as a self-employed groundie for various tree surgeons for several years, and this is the first time I have encountered this problem. A guy I have done a couple of days' work for is refusing to pay me for spurious reasons. Does anyone have any tips on what my practical options are.

I live in Scotland, so possibly the details of how small claims courts etc work could be different from in England.

Any advise much appreciated.

Cheers,

Dru

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Perhaps being pedantic but he's not your employer if you're self employed - he's your customer or client. What was your contractual agreement or was it all word of mouth?

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They legally have 28 days to pay you, from what i understand as i have worked as a commercial diver under the CIS scheme. However employers rarely adhere to this, cashflow pending etc!

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They legally have 28 days to pay you, from what i understand as i have worked as a commercial diver under the CIS scheme. However employers rarely adhere to this, cashflow pending etc!

 

Depends what you agreed in the contract and timescales may be x days after doing the work, invoicing your client or your client receiving money from end customer.

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