I think ignorance might be one aspect. There’s a lot of misconceptions with employers. Some employers can be ignorant of the rules. Other employers, maybe less reputable employers, don’t want to be paying people the minimum wage so we’ve had clients where they’re working forty, forty-five hours a week but on their pay slip it only looks like they’re working eighteen or ninteen hours a week so that can cause difficulties when trying to prove that you’re genuinely and effectively in work.

  • Lorraine Barrie
Location:
Glasgow
Date:
Friday 11th June 2010
Reference:
SWI2010/017