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#1 lori_vira


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

My son was suspended from work while further investigation. He was accused of a till that was short $100 about a month ago. He opened that day and the tills are not collected till the end of the day and accounted for by the General Manager. The loss prevention called him and asked him questions over the phone and suspended him that way. It is rare because his other Manager was suspended the same day for something completely different and he believes another employee was suspended for something else that day as well. It seems really fishy. What rights does my son have. He is young that he does not know how to defend himself.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

What state is this concerning? Did his employer mention how long the investigation is going to take? To learn more about your rights as an employee, you may visit the Employment Law Center as a good resource.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

California. They did not mention a timeframe but they mentioned they would pay him for the days he was scheduled. It is a week to week schedule basis. So for the remainder of the week. Is there a statue of limitations on something of this matter? Since he was not the only one at the till that day shouldn't everyone else be held accountable as well?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

Unfortunately, without a union or an employment contract, your son would have very few rights in New York State. We are at at-will employment State and as such it is legal to suspend or terminate here based upon a suspicion or allegation, or even perhaps for no reason at all so long as that reason is not tide to discrimination in some manner.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

My son is trying to get hired in Law Enforcement. Would something like that go against him. He is devastated in regards to this accusation and loved his place of employment.

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