My father got in debt with his company due to an accident, and the company is deducting the amount of debt payable from his salary every month. This leaves him with practically nothing to make a living and support our family. Should he file a complain to MOM?
Im still young so im not sure what to say to him, and he isn’t sure what to do either. i would be happy if any adults could give advices!🙏
Update on more info: My father said that he was trying to park his vehicle, had accidentally bumped against the side of the victim’s car, and the victim were in their car at that moment in time.
Victim seemed well enough to come out of their vehicle to confront my father, but a few weeks later claimed that he had suffered an injury from the accident.
There were no actual proofs of any injuries, only claims. My father had also said that his boss was forcing him to sign a contract (im getting more info about what it states), so as to keep the matter private. My father is also required to keep working for said company as long as he is still indebted to them.
For context: my father is required to pay $9k in settlements, and he is working himself to the bone just to get a salary of a few bucks. Im not disclosing the company’s name to prevent lawsuits and to keep my father’s identity safe.
Edit: thank you all for the suggestions and information about MOM laws and regulations! It has really made it clear about what my family should do in this situation.
Update: we have made the MOM report and have a scheduled appointment with TADM.
- doesnt seem legal to deduct to 0
- Report to MOM. They are only allowed to deduct up to 25% under section 26 of the employment act unless otherwise stipulated. Prepare his payslips, employment contract and any paperwork for the accident and deduction agreement to furnish as evidence.
- It’s unethical and illegal!! Please report to MOM and talk to his company. If they refuse, then don’t be shy and make the company infamous online. Media coverage will help your father’s situation! And also, for vehicles accident, doesn’t matter if it’s private settlement still need to report to their insurer! Inform your father to make report to protect himself against any liability from the accident!