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QLD Goodwill Vouchers from Previous Employer - Fraud under Employment Law?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Juliebernadettemilner, 2 November 2015.

  1. Juliebernadettemilner

    2 November 2015
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    I was previously employed by a company and my final date of employment was September 18th 2015. I gave four weeks notice with the retail company and on the date of handing in my notice, my details in the company's database went from "staff" to just a regular customer.

    On September 24th, my customer profile was loaded with approx $2000 in vouchers which stated "goodwill vouchers". On October 23rd, one month later, I went and spent said vouchers in store as a customer, purchasing the items at the RRP. No money was physically paid as the vouchers covered the retail price of the items.

    One week later, I have received an email from the regional manager accusing me of fraudulent activity, stating that the vouchers were for "staff uniform" and as I was no longer employed by the company, I was not entitled to spend them. She has demanded I return the items with tags or if tags aren't attached pay the RRP in cash. She has threatened law enforcement if I don't rectify the issue within two days.

    Is this fraud under Employment Law and do I need to return the items?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    What conditions were attached to the use of the vouchers?
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