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I was suspended from work on 3-1-18. I arrested a shoplifter and had to use necessary force. Two days before incident I was going to whistle blow on them not paying employees. I was injured during the apprehension on 2-27-18 and was suspended on 3-1-18. Now they want a statement from me after I was suspended when I asked about my status. I was never in the wrong. 24 years experience.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California. They never gave me a date when to contact on the suspension.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I arrested a susupect so there is a police report.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I was injured in the store in January. I filled out thru email my injury. Company never responded to my claim.

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Thanks for providing this information; I'm not sure what specific questions you had for me about this though.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Do I write the statement after I was suspended
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I see. So, what statement do they want? Do they just want to know the extent of your injuries or what happened with the shoplifter?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What happened with the apprehension. But they asked for it after I was suspended and it has been 12 days of suspension. They should of asked for my statement and then suspended me that is how normal people do it.
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I understand. So, they should have asked for the statement around the time it happened so it could still stay fresh in your mind, but I suppose that is not how they conduct business generally. If you are still employed, and if they require a statement, you'll still have to provide it; however, it won't infringe on your wage claim that you may have. Have you filed for worker's compensation as a result of your injuries?

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