What are my rights if I was fired for under ringing sales for a sum of $332?

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What are my rights if I was fired for under ringing sales for a sum of $332?

At the meeting when I was fired, the owner told me that if I admitted guilt and agreed to pay $10,000 by certified cashier check they would call it good. However, if I didn’t they would file crimanal charges with the police. I admitted nothing and said I needed a few days to think about it and left. I feel like Im being coerced into something not right. Is this not blackmail or extortion and should I contact the police and let them know?

Asked on January 31, 2014 under Criminal Law, Missouri

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about you have a legitimate complaint with the Department of Labor. I suggest that you consult with a labor law attorney in your community to assist you in the matter. One can be found on attorneypages.com.


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