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Can I charge my ex employer with theft?

 
 
cuffme
 
Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2014 07:49 pm
Today I was let go at my job, I went back to the shop and filled out my last time sheet before handing it in I went to the washroom. When I went to grab my stuff it was gone, my boss had taken my bag gone through it and stolen my respirator? He than locked himself in the office, I didn't want to stoop so low as to steal from him cause I am not that low, but he admitted stealing it in front of the yard owner and other staff. Can I press charges?
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2014 08:01 pm
@cuffme,
Sure, if you can get a prosecutor to take the case.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 08:36 pm
@cuffme,
What roger said.

You can also sue him in Small Claims Court.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 08:45 pm
@cuffme,
What country do you live in? Why didn't you call the police if the item in question was something of value?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 11:50 pm
@cuffme,
Y not call the police ?
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bankruptcycenter
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 12:17 am
Bro.. you should get in touch with the law enforcement department. Makes sense to talk to a lawyer also.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 12:20 am
@bankruptcycenter,
A lawyer might cost more
than the stolen property.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 06:48 am
A police report should have been made - at once, at the scene.

But it's not too late to do this. Tell your boss that you will make this report and give him a chance to return it.

If he doesn't, go to the police station and make the report.




OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 06:53 am
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY wrote:
Tell your boss that you will make this report and give him a chance to return it.
and be accused of blackmail ???
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 11:12 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I don't see that as blackmail

If the person decides he's going to report it to the police, I think it's generous of him to make his intentions known, to perhaps put the matter at rest before it goes any farther.

Saying you're going to make a report isn't a threat.

Here's a definition of blackmail

Blackmail is an act, often a crime, involving unjustified threats to make a gain or cause loss to another unless a demand is met. It may be defined as coercion involving threats of physical harm, threat of criminal prosecution, or threats for the purposes of taking the person's money or property.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 02:49 pm
@cuffme,
Anytime you're terminated, your employer has to give you your last paycheck immediately. I hope you've gotten your paycheck. If not, just call the employment department, they will help you in what steps to take next.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 02:54 pm
@CalamityJane,
In New Mexico, it is within three working days, so I bet that's California law.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2014 10:26 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
I don't see that as blackmail.
With all respect, that has already HAPPENED, more than 1ce and for an ocean of time.

The (painfully learned) moral of the story has been:
DO IT; don t threaten to do it.





David
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2014 11:44 am
@roger,
That could be, roger! I thought it was a federal law....well, it should be!
Any employee that is terminated should receive his/her paycheck immediately. It's only fair and square!
roger
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2014 12:43 pm
@CalamityJane,
Sounds good, but not practical. I've done a few payrolls, and in the places I've worked it simply isn't possible to assemble the hours worked in any part of one day. I suppose a system could be devised to make it possible.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2014 01:52 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:
That could be, roger! I thought it was a federal law....well, it should be!
Is there a predicate for federal jurisdiction ?
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