My friend is going to be on a discovery TV show fixing old cars. He was told he will be making x dollars per week, for 5 weeks. An hour after he told me the good news, he told me that his boss is saying that he wants half of his pay because he argued for him to be on the show rather than the shows original mechanics.
He is doing this to 4-5 mechanics.
This is clearly wrong, and although the cheques are being written out to my friend and not his boss, I don’t want him to burn bridges by not giving the money. Right now my friend is saying that he is basically going to let his boss take the money.
How can we approach something like this? I am baffled and pretty angry that he has to even be put in this position.
We are in Canada, if it matters.