Can I sue my former employee for mistreating and abusing me?

My last company mistreated me badly and took advantage of me. So I used their company credit card for personal use because I thought that if they are taking advantage of me I at least deserve that. I have left the company and they want me to pay for those personal charges and I refused to do that so they threatened to sue me. I know that 80% of the employees in this company are illegal aliens and that they do not pay taxes for merchandise coming from overseas. Can I blow the whistle on them? What should I do ?

Asked on August 15, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New York

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you first consult with a labor attorney about the situation that you have written about before you make any complaint against your former employer with the department of labor. My concern about your question is that you seemingly admit making improper charges on the company's credit card. Starting something with your former employer can possibly result in a negative result for you.


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