What rights do I have if my employer accuses me of stealing?
I work for HMS Host in Charlotte, NC. On Monday I was confronted by the loss prevention officer and suspended for 3 days for investigation of not ringing up sales. I work as a server in a small bar setting. Do I have any rights in this matter? Do they need to show me any evidence to suspend me or fire me? they never said exactly what I did, or actually said they had evidence, everything was implied. When I refused to confess to anything, that's when they suspended me. I am supposed to go back in for meeting today. I didn't steal, but a co-worker who did got fired last week and the rumor mill says he ratted on everybody to save his...... Another girl got interrogated yesterday but they let her go back to work.
Asked By: jesswilkins - 3/16/2007
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Your rights have not been violated... More
Answered By: Team Chief - 3/16/2007
Additional Answers (5)
Get yourself a lawyer.
Answered By: kja63 - 3/16/2007
Yes like the girl said, get a lawyer. But just out curiosity, did you really steal?
Answered By: Mike - 3/16/2007
Your rights are totally dependent on the state you're in. When in doubt, check with a lawyer.
Answered By: ckm1956 - 3/16/2007
depending on the law from where you are, normally an employee is entitled to know the specifics of the charges against him, the evidence against him and the provision of the HR manual that was violated by his acts through a written notification. suspension is normally allowed only to prevent tampering of evidence and... More
Answered By: Ray - 3/16/2007
I had a similar experience. They do not have to show you any evidence to suspend you. They suspend you on suspicion, in order to "investigate". I was fired without ever being showed any evidence. In fact, they had me arrested and put through the system. There was a security camera at all times, and they watched... More
Answered By: Christi G - 3/16/2007
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