Reporting club that didn’t pay my salary

Updated on July 1, 2019 in Can You Help
5 on June 13, 2019

I had a contract in a club in Belgium during May but salary was due in my bank they still haven’t paid this. Initially I was told would be following week then when I pointed out this didn’t go in they said will take up to two weeks but would not give me the information of the firm who was apparently paying this.. I’ve contacted them again and will allow one more week for this to up in my bank but I was wondering if anyone can offer advice on where I should report this if they don’t pay?

Thanks
Marie

  • Liked by
Reply
2 on June 13, 2019

Hi Marie, sorry to hear about your problem. A normal bank transfer to IBAN accounts in Europe take maximum 3 days. So it seems like there is something not correct.
You need to go to the local Police where the club is and report this, you need proof that you have worked there. Contract and reciepts for the commision you have earned. Thats your first step in this case. Warn the club owner that if you dont have the money in your account within the next 3 days you will go to the Police.

on June 13, 2019

Thanks for your help to be honest it’s the first time I’d worked in a situation where salary wasn’t paid weekly/prior to leaving venue. They got me to sign at beginning of contract stating I’d receive the salary end of contract and took bank details but did not give me a copy of this so the only proof I have is message correspondence, as the bar had been established a long time I just trusted they would pay salary as agreed to be honest so I think I’ll just need to put this down to experience and ensure I get a copy of my contract on future assignments or use an agency for overseas work. I’m also no longer in Belgium so i could only contact places to report my situation via telephone or email. Hopefully this money is paid into my account as I contacted them to ask to request this although to be honest I’m not holding my breath thanks again Marie

on June 13, 2019

Ok Maria, lets hope they pay. For future reference always get a signed copy of the contract. It has to say what you are gonna earn and how and when its gonna be paid. Still this is no guarantee, but you will at least be stronger if there is any disputes.

Show more replies
  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
1 on June 13, 2019

I’m sure will be fine from now on this is only club I’ve had this issue with travelling and to be honest I’ll be naming and shaming them next week if I don’t have payment I’m sure I’m not the first that’s experienced this from them owners used to be dancer aswell which I think makes it worse

on July 1, 2019

What is the name of the club? Dont hide it, share this info so other girls would be safe…

Show more replies
  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel