Employers have a duty to deduct a reasonable amount of money for any damage occasioned by the employee.

Employers have a duty to deduct a reasonable amount of money for any damage occasioned by the employee. Section 19 (1b) of the Employment Act provides that an employer may deduct from the wages of his employee any amount due from the employee as a contribution to any provident fund or superannuation scheme or any other scheme approved by the Commissioner for Labour to which the employee has agreed to contribute. In Emmanuel Ochieng Onyango v Metal Cans and Closure Kenya Limited & another [2018] eKLRthe court in noting the contents of section 19 of the Employment Act stated that the employer who failed to remit any money deducted from the employee’s wages was required to refund the money to the employee, and at the same time pay the relevant body on whose account the deduction was made as per section 19(6) of the Employment Act. http://kenyalaw.org/caselaw/cases/view/154245

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