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I was terminated from my job as a security guard because i was seen placing merchandise in my pocket, I was immediately pulled aside and terminated for "having the intent to steal merchandise". I never tampered with the product and i never left the facility with the product. Is this enough to constitute firing an employee.
is what i did illegal? If they called the police could they have pressed charges?
I don't understand how they could prove that was my intent (i honestly had no intent i was look at some merchandise when a alarm went off and i dropped it in my pocket as i ran to answer the alarm) how is it possible to charge someone with so much gray area in how you perceive someone elses intentions?
Okay so just so I'm clear on the law, it's legal for an employer to call the police on an employee for having merchandise on there person with no regard for the fact that the employee never altered the merchandise, never removed it from the facility and never denied having it on his/her person.