Occasional Employment: How to Assert You Rights

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Occasional Employment: How to Assert You Rights


Marina who is a student was advertising a respectable store in a rabbit toilet during two weeks for street walkers. When the pay-day came she was told that it had been just a probation period.

The other student Olga was working during one month in a mobile communication shop. They refused to sign an employment agreement with her. They told to all young employees that the shop was closed because of racketeers. They were dismissed without any compensation and retirement benefit. It happens that the employees make an agreement about one sum of money but as a result they get much less for there works.

“Such cases don’t come to court in real life. There are lots of nuances in giving proper form for bill of complaint. Student can’t file a claim by himself. Attorney-at-law costs 2 or 3 times more then the sum of money which has to be paid for a cheated student.

The fact of work can be proved in the court session by eyewitnesses but the agreed sum of money can’t be proves in such an easy way. If a student is not officially employed there are no documents in which the salary is fixed.

Only two people know about first agreement: what the salary is like. Student and employer – that’s who they are. How to prove, for example, that the deal was 300 USD but not 100 USD. It’s not enough to now the management if you want to assert you rights.

You have to know your company name – the employer and its de jure address. In that case you can send a letter into a company with a particular description of the situation. The employer will understand that such a student can seize if not the court then the tax inspection, Department of labor or Prosecutor’s Office.

We can presume that the employer wont have any wish to multiply his problems by having inspections in his office. He will negotiate an agreement». – Law Firm’s attorney-at-law Andrii Nechyporenko states in newspaper “Den”.

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