Re: Is an Employer Responsible for Personal Property of a Fired Employee
As Patty mentioned, you can certainly make a police report for the theft of the property. But, without any articulable and viable suspects it will be hard to hold anyone criminally responsible.
You can always try to argue that her employer had a responsibility to safeguard her property when they fired her, but it will be up to her to make that argument at Small Claims court ... and it may no be all that easy an argument to make. Why didn't she take the things with her when she left? How long did she wait before coming back? Were they left in a secured place or in the open?
What's the value of the stolen/missing property? What has the employer said about it?
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