My question involves business law in the state of: Georgia
Recently, an employee was given an envelope in a mall to turn in. The envelope wasn't secured and the bills were loose. After returning the money in the envelope the employee left his place of employment and noticed that a loose bill was still in his pocket. He immediately returned the money within ten minutes of leaving. Upon his arrival, his manager fired him. Although he was off the clock and returned the money, the employer terminated him. Is this legal termination considering that he was off the clock and he returned the money once he realized it in his pocket?