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Earnings Arrestment Order

Will my employer know that I have an Earnings Arrestment Order?

Yes, An Earnings Arrestment Order (EAO) instructs an employer to deduct money straight from your wages. Your employer then sends the money to the court. The deductions continue until the fine is paid in full. The employer calculates the rates of all deductions using fixed tables as set down by regulations.

Can my employer dismiss me if I have an Earnings Arrestment of Order?

An Earnings Arrestment Order may be considered a disciplinary matter by some employers.

Can I lodge an appeal?

There is no direct appeal to an Earnings Arrestment Order; you may wish to contact your solicitor for guidance. There is no direct appeal to a Arrestment of Funds Order, you may wish to contact your solicitor for guidance. To make contact within the Scottish Court Service, visit the contacts page. Each Sheriffdom within the Scottish Court Service has a Fines Enforcement Team.

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