Do I have a case against my employer if itsend me out on a job that I’m admitidly ill equiped to do?

UPDATED: Jun 26, 2012

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Do I have a case against my employer if itsend me out on a job that I’m admitidly ill equiped to do?

I’m a wedding photographer in training. My employer decided to send me on a job that I told them I was not ready for. I messed it up due to several factors. The customer is suing the company and now it is demanding I pay back what I received for wages (I was under no contact with them). I paid what it asked but now it has some of my valuable equipment in their hands that I need for work.

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You do not have a case against your employer for sending you out to do work that you believe you are not equipped to do. Sometimes the employee has less faith in his or her capabilities than the employer.

If the customer refuses to return your equipment, you have the factual and legal basis for a lawsuit against him or her. I would send a written letter to the cusotmer demanding the return of your property by a set date. If not returned, your recourse is a civil action.

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