Can I file lawsuit with a potential employer?

My wallet was stolen while taking an exam at a
potential employers company. I had 1,500
cash, my drivers license as well as my social
security in the wallet. Can I file a lawsuit
against the company?

Asked on April 25, 2016 under Business Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Why should the potential employer have to pay? The fact that you were at their property does not make them any more responsible for the theft than you would be responsible if someone was pick pocketed by another person at your home or property. The thief, if you ever identify him or her, is responsible for the theft, but the person or company owning or leasing the property, or which you were visiting, is not. You cannot sue the potential employer for this.

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