My daughter was reversing a pizza delivery vehicle out of a parking space at her place of employment when she hit another vehicle driving through the parking lot. She was shaken up and felt terrible and offered to pay for some of the damage. A few months later her employer informs her that she needs to pay them $1500 for their insurance excess. As her parents we were concerned about the amount and whether a business could ask that of an employee ( isn't it a business expense which can be claimed?). Our daughter asked for documentation that such an excess was payable i.e..a contract signed by herself or, at least, an insurance policy stating the amount and, if she was liable to pay, she wanted to pay it into their business account so requested those details as well. The business owners cut the amount back to $750, sent through an excerpt from an insurance policy stating that the excess for an inexperienced driver was $1500 but were not forthcoming with any further information. There were further questions from the employer about when she was going to pay but no bank account details were ever sent through. Our daughter continued working for this company for about another year but over time her hours were cut right back to a few hours a week. She was recently successful in obtaining a new job so gave in notice at her pizza delivery job whereupon they asked her to pay the excess again. Now she has very little money to pay due to limited hours offered and has told them as much but they want her to meet with them to discuss the matter. We are worried they will use bullying tactics to force payment. They still haven't fixed the minor damage which occurred to the work vehicle. What is her position Employment Law? Surely she should not just hand over the cash?