Can my boss force me to reimburse the company for an unused air ticket on a business trip, if I’m missing the trip because I gave notice to leave?

Asked on July 18, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You have caused the employer a loss, by leaving employment after purchasing an airline ticket for work. Since you have caused them a loss through your deliberate action, your employer can request that you reimburse them. If you do not, they may not withhold pay, but would have the option of suing you for the money--or telling anyone who calls for a reference for you what you did.

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