Employee theft encompasses much more than the white collar crimes that you may hear about on the news, such as embezzlement. Employees take unlawfully from their employers in many circumstances, including:
It is not illegal for your employer to suspect, accuse, or fire you based on a suspicion of theft, since theft is considered a good cause for the purposes of firing. However, a false and unwarranted charge may allow you to sue your employer for damages, especially for wrongful discharge if you have been fired or defamation.
As an employer, you must be proactive on the issue of employee theft. Several ways employers can protect themselves are by:
If you are suspected of theft in the workplace, a criminal defense lawyer will be able to discuss with you the repercussions of such an accusation and possible courses of action. Employment attorneys can also be of assistance to employers who mistrust certain employee actions and need help to implement safeguard policies.
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