I WAS FIRED BECAUSE I REFUSE TO PAY FOR A WRECKER THAT BEING USE TO TOW MY AFTER GETTING STUCK,THERE NO HISTORY OF ANY OTHER EMPOLYEE PAYING FOR DAMAGES THAT WAS DONE THAT CAUSE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.I DIDN'T CAUSE ANY DAMAGE.
I HAVEN'T TRY ANYTHING
Hello,In order to assist you I will first need to know what State you worked in. Also, what does payment for a wrecker have to do with your job? Can you provide a bit more detail? Do you have an employment contract?
I WORK IN LOUISIANA, I DRIVE A TOUR BUS,AND NO I DO NOT HAVE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT.
Hello again,Thank you for that information but I still need to know what you are talking about when you mention the "wrecker." I need the background. What does the wrecker issue have to do with your job? Briefly what happened that would bring the wrecker issue up?
I WAS TRYING TO TURN THE BUS AROUND WHEN THE REAR TIE SLIP INTO A DITCH.
Alright well you still didn't explain what the wrecker has to do with you being fired, so I will have to make assumptions here, which is really not the way we like to assist people. I am going to have to assume that because of your ending up in the ditch a wrecker was called and now your employer is demanding that you pay for that charge. Since you refused you were terminated. If this is not what happened, please let me know what did.If it is, then first and foremost unless you had an employment contract or company policy that stated otherwise, you could be terminated for any, or no, reason and with not notice or warning unless the employer targeted you because you are a member of a protected class under employment discrimination laws or because you asserted your rights under wage laws. Under Louisiana law an employee may be held responsible for any expense related to the damage of property. So, the actual towing expense could be charged if it was a direct result of your actions. This is not the case in all states, but is in Louisiana.
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YES THERE WAS DAMAGE BY OTHERS OF DIFFERNT RACE THAT WERE NOT TERMINATED.
Alright, then if you are being treated differently because of your race and not because of the circumstances, then you might have a wrongful termination claim based on racial discrimination. In that case, you would want to file a complaint with the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights and/or the EEOC.
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