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Dishonourable Discharge - do you lose all back pay?

#1
A mate of mine served in the TA but got into trouble and ended up in a civilian prison for a few months (no court martial). That led to a dishonourable discharge. He's gutted about his mistake and letting people down, but he's trying to make the best of things.

Here's my question. When he was arrested, the Army owed him some wages. Quite a lot. Has he lost them because of his discharge? Or can he claim them somehow?

Really welcome any advice. Cheers.
 
#7
A mate of mine served in the TA but got into trouble and ended up in a civilian prison for a few months (no court martial). That led to a dishonourable discharge. He's gutted about his mistake and letting people down, but he's trying to make the best of things.

Here's my question. When he was arrested, the Army owed him some wages. Quite a lot. Has he lost them because of his discharge? Or can he claim them somehow?

Really welcome any advice. Cheers.
I don't think that a civil conviction would result in loss of pay owed to him.

Are you sure it was a "dishonourable discharge" rather than SNLR?

Tell him to write to the adj of his former unit.
 
#8
Thanks alot.

Not sure if it was SNLR. An Army rep just turned up in prison with discharge papers for him to sign. I'll get him to write.

Cheers.
 
#11
Tell your mate that what he was owed by the TA has been duely absorbed by the tax man to pay for his stay at one of Her Majesty's Hotels. And if 'he' doesn't like it, tell him to ring ******* Strasbourg, who'll no doubt treble it and make the filthy convict scum a labour peer
 
#12
A mate of mine served in the TA but got into trouble and ended up in a civilian prison for a few months (no court martial). That led to a dishonourable discharge. He's gutted about his mistake and letting people down, but he's trying to make the best of things.

Here's myuestion. When he was arrested, the Army owed him some wages. Quite a lot. Has he lost them because of his discharge? Or can he claim them someho

Really welcome any advice. Cheers.
Oh and another thing why the **** didn't your 'friend' do Colly too? One army and all that
 
#15
Pay is Pay and under UK employment law, only tax and NI can be compulsorily taken off you. Every other deduction is to be found in your contract with your employer.
Seems unlikely that failing to pay you arrears of pay is permitted by any employer.
So ask for it back, and if they won't show why they won't give you the money, take them to an industrial tribunal.
 
#17
Pay is Pay and under UK employment law, only tax and NI can be compulsorily taken off you. Every other deduction is to be found in your contract with your employer.
Seems unlikely that failing to pay you arrears of pay is permitted by any employer.
So ask for it back, and if they won't show why they won't give you the money, take them to an industrial tribunal.
Lucky you turned up when you did with the definitive answer.

The OP's criminal mate has been anguishing for four long years in the Scrubs over the question of wages owed to him by the MoD. He wouldn't have coped mentally for much longer.
 

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