I am an employer that had an employee that I gave cash advances to and didn't know I had to have written consent. She just recently quit and is really vindictive, can she sue me for this. I'm wondering how long I need to wait on this site for an answer. I'm feeling very nervous.
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I'm not sure if this would factor in, but I know she wants to try and sue me. I had a mother and son both working for me and he was the manager. We let him do the schedule and he filled out the time cards. His mother received a wage garnishment about 6 weeks before they both quit. They quit because I found proof that they were falsifying their time cards so it looked like he was working her hours and she wasn't. He didn't show up for work, so I called him to ask him why he wasn't their because she was going to be going over the 30 hours she could work before I would have to garnish her wages. I explained to him that I would have to garnish if she went over and he said I was threatening him and they both quit. She walked off the job. I know she was working a lot more hours because I checked the camera and she was working on days he said he was there. I know her intent is to sue me for something because she is very vindictive, but I'm not sure what she thinks she is going to sue me for. Also, I have her stealing a customers belongings on camera. Can I get in trouble for her working overtime and her son claiming the hours? I know this is strange, but it's making me feel afraid.
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be glad to assist you, You do not have anything to worry about because you were not keeping the employees' hours, nor were you the custodian of the time cards. The son was the "time keeper" as well as maintaining the time cards. He falsified the time cards on his own so that his mother's wages would not be garnished. Both the mother and her son were acting illegally without your knowledge. If the son had not stayed out of work that particular day, you never would have known about the falsified time records. You cannot be blamed for anything you neither had knowledge of, nor controlled. You had delegated these responsibilities to the son who abused your trust. I cannot imagine the mother suing you for anything without implicating herself. Moreover, neither the mother, nor the son were your relatives so you could not even be accused of doing "a favor" for a relative. You are worrying needlessly, neither the son, nor the mother can sue you or accuse you of anything.
You should take the video of her stealing a customer's belongings to the police so that the customer does not accuse you of acting in consort with your employees to stealing her personal belongings while she was in your establishment,
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