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WA Previous Employer Asking Money for Car Repair - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Carole, 27 August 2015.

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  1. Carole

    Carole Member

    27 August 2015
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    Please help.

    My son has been sent an email from a past employer asking for money for the repair of a car that broke down while he was employed with the company. At the time of the incident, the company wanted him to sign for responsibility and he refused. He resigned shortly after the incident due to workplace bullying.

    The car was used by multiple employees and as far as he is aware he was not responsible for the breakdown.

    Thank you for your help.
  2. Worldly1

    Worldly1 Well-Known Member

    25 April 2014
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    Unless there is evidence that he specifically caused the breakdown, then I can't see how he would be liable. If it were me, I would deny liability, state the facts about the car being used by multiple employees and that I in no way caused the breakdown, and reserve my legal rights.

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