What can I do if my car was keyed by a co-worker and there is substantial evidence from security surveillance?

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What can I do if my car was keyed by a co-worker and there is substantial evidence from security surveillance?

My car along with 2 others were keyed this week. I had hoped this was a random act but security has a person of interest – one that I suspected all along. She has issues with me and the other co-workers involved. What can I do if the company does not fire her? I feel she is a person of threat.

Asked on November 12, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

1) You can sue her for the damage done to your car (e.g. cost to buff out scratch, repaint, etc.).

2) If the company had notice that she was a vandal o threat and took no action, you may be able to sue them also.

3) It is stupid for your company to employ her given what she has done, but you can't force them to fire her. Now that they have notice, they would be liable for her damage, attacks, etc.--but if they choose to take the chance of liability rather than fire her, that is their choice.

4) If there is sufficient evidence of threats directed at you, it may be possible to get a protective order against her.


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