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Judge awards employees £25,000 against property investment consultancy

Daniel Clover and Marzena Ozimek are awarded the cash after their employer Mayfair Estates Planning Ltd made unauthorised deductions from their wages.

Nigel Lewis

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A property investment consultancy based in central London has been told to pay two former employees some £25,000 collectively following two different Employment Tribunal hearings.

Wealth management advisor Marzena Ozimek, who worked for upmarket consultancy Mayfair Estate Planning Limited for just under two years leaving in November 2021, had claimed that her former employer had made unauthorised deductions from her wages and had sought to have the monies returned.

Her tribunal hearing was only a few days after a similar hearing for Daniel Clover, who has also claimed for unauthorised deductions from his wages, this time for £9,402.

Unauthorised deductions of this kind can involve a variety of different payments due but not paid to an employee, but common examples include holiday pay, bonuses, sick pay and maternity/paternity pay.

No response

Judge E.J. Palmer, who presided over both hearings, gave a decision in both Ozimek and Clover’s favour after the company submitted no written response or files to the court following their claims.

The judge gave his verdict under a ‘Rule 21’ of the 2013 Employment Tribunal regulations which mean a judge can consider whether, on the available evidence, they can reach a conclusion on all or part of the claim, typically where a response to the claim has not been received.

Mayfair Estates Planning advises wealthy clients on how to manage their family, business and property affairs including buy-to-let and other bricks-and-mortar investments.

The company was incorporated in June 2012 and has a single director, Edward Hewitt. Its website is live and its Companies House filings are all up to date. The Neg has approached Mayfair Estates Planning Ltd for comment.

Read more about recent industry Employment Tribunal claims.

May 17, 2022

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