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Advice for not getting paid for some teaching. Small claims court in Poland?


smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Sep 2010 #1
I was doing some work for a company, they outsourced me to do some teaching in an office.
Anyway, I finished the work last July and I'm still waiting to get paid.

I've made a number of phone calls, sent emails and I'm at the end of my tether now.
They obviously don't want to pay me, should I get a solicitor involved? Or does Poland have a small claims court or an Ombudsman?

Thanks
jamesams1357 - | 35
28 Sep 2010 #2
put a gun to your bosses head and ask for your money than he will pay
OP smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Sep 2010 #3
They're in Warsaw and I'm in Kato....but I'd have done that long ago if I could've (^_^)
alexw68
28 Sep 2010 #4
Do you have a written contract? And if so, is it in Polish? Not sure a contract in any other language for services conducted here is binding (wasn't several years ago, that's for sure)
OP smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Sep 2010 #5
Yea mate in both Polish & English and I've a ton of correspondence emails as well
alexw68
28 Sep 2010 #6
That sounds like a solid base for litigation then.

You could start by charging interest on the overdue amount at 5% per month. That way you pay for a solicitor's letter (stating the above) without committing to a full-blown case and might get a result before m'learned friends get seriously - and expensively - involved.
OP smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Sep 2010 #7
That's a good idea, thanks.

It's not even much money it's just I don't want them to get away with it y'know?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
28 Sep 2010 #8
Another question, were you paid in cash or straight into bank account? Also were you given a receipt of work done at the end of the month?
OP smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Sep 2010 #9
was supposed to be into my bank but I've never gotten anything. and to your 2nd question, yes, I had signed reports from the firm I was doing the lessons with to say that they attended the lessons and then I fillled out a form for the company I worked for to show them what I was doing in each lesson and what material I used etc
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
28 Sep 2010 #10
Yea mate in both Polish & English and I've a ton of correspondence emails as well

Tell them that you are going to sell debt to Mr Raven
and offer them a publicity campaign in internet, for free :)


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