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Training agreement

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ameliameerkat Thu 16-Jun-11 21:21:06

When I started in my current job I signed a training agreement to do with my current employer paying fees for a course. I'm about to hand in my notice. The training agreement I signed means that I'll have to pay a % of the fees back. They've messed me around so much in recent months (office transfer to a different city in a 'move or we'll make you redundant' kind of way) that I'm really not inclined to pay them back! What's the worse they can do - sue me!? Which would be bad I guess. Take me to small claims court? I'm hoping they might somehow somehow forget to ask me for it back....... I might at least ask to pay it back over a number of months, not all at once.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Fri 17-Jun-11 15:53:14

Have you actually completed your training? Usually these agreements are for two years after finishing the qualification, unless you get maderedundant, which is what happened to me. I don't know if they can deduct it from yiur final pay packet, but they would be entitled to pursue for it, even if they didn't you could wave goodbye to a decent, or any, reference.

ameliameerkat Fri 17-Jun-11 19:32:53

Thanks for your reply!

I have finished my training, but because I'm leaving less than a year after (by just over a month - grrr) I'm supposed to pay 50% back. If it was 1 - 2 years after it would be 25%. I might arrange to pay it back in instalments, then cancel after a couple and see if they notice. I don't need a reference, so that's not a concern.

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