What actions should be taken if I’m a manager and a deposit I took and deposited into the

overnight drop box came up missing?

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What actions should be taken if I’m a manager and a deposit I took and deposited into the

overnight drop box came up missing?

The bank filed a claim to recover video from that day as well as had a tech scheduled to come out and take apart the box. My district manager wrote me up and was suspending me as well as having me pay this money back that I keep insisting is at the bank. Well just yesterday the bank called to say the found it stuck in the side of the deposit box. What can I do?

Asked on August 18, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you have already repaid the money, then they need to give it back to you now that the deposit has been found: they have no right to keep your money when they found what was they claim you lost. If they won't voluntarily give it back to you, you could sue them for it. If you haven't paid yet, then clearly don't.
If were suspended or otherwise punished at work, however, there is unfortunately nothing you can do if they won't voluntarily make it up to you: employment is "employment at will" in the U.S., and that means an employee may be disciplined, up to and including termination (or anything lesser) for any reason at all--even bad or incorrect or unfair reasons. The only exception would be if you have a written employment contract: if you do, you can enforce its terms, and you can only be discriplined in accordance with it.


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