By NoMoney4Me - 24/09/2012 10:48 - United States - York
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How would this claim be ridiculous though? The OP had their money stolen from their purse whilst it was in the care of the manager and if the manager refuses to reimburse OP she has every legal right to sue them. I'm not saying OP should there are of course other ways she can go about it this but if it came to it she could sue them and then any legal fees get added to the judgement as well for them to pay if OP won of course.
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Yes, you are right. But I was responding to #1, who's first thought was "Sue!" The right thing would be for the manager to reimburse the stolen cash, and then PERHAPS some sort of legal action if she refused. For me, personally, I would have just walked out and never gone back as either employee or customer, and spread the word of the shifty characters working there. A bad reputation is more damaging than small court costs to a store.
If they don't want a bad image then as soon as you bring up suing them and they see you actually have a case they will reimburse the OP anyway because as you said they wouldn't want the bad press. But I agree with what you I personally wouldn't go running straight to the courts either I would talk to the manager then if that didn't work the managers boss. If they still wouldn't reimburse and were also assholes bout it then I would seek legal action more on principle than wanting my money back by then though lol.
@1 Damn straight! The employees should be penalized and the money should be restored and nobody should be allowed to go home when their shift is over and they don't get overtime. Problem solved. That should go on until the money is given back or someone gives money.
67, you can't detain people at work without paying them overtime. That's illegal. And the purse was in locked in the manager's office so if anyone took it it was the manager. As far as suing goes it's OP's word against their's. She would lose in a court case because it's hard to prove that you had cash and how much cash there was in the purse.
You couldn't sue someone over a criminal matter. This is something the police should sort out as there has clearly been a crime. Suing people can only happen where you've been 'wronged' in some way, but there wasn't a crime (eg. if you were injured but it was someone else's fault for not taking care). It's a matter for the civil court, not the criminal court.
So you should listen to the asinine advice of a potential boss? Even when you know it's faulty? Look, OP knew that it was a bad idea, she knew it was better to hold on to the purse but she decided to listen instead of speaking out. Do you really think saying 'no thanks, I fell more comfortable with my bag' is going to make you lose the job? But you know what your right, listening is so important, far more than voicing your own opinion. I mean what can go wrong, definitely not having someone steal your money.
You should have just said no that's cool I would prefer to keep it with me. Also I would be going to them and saying yeah since you suggested for me to leave it in your office then I think you really need to reimburse me for the money that was stolen from me. Also if it was a bit of money taken you can always try and take them to small claims court but I guess that's only if ya really want the money back or if they're really being assholes about it.