i work as a doorman for a nightclub, and my coat had my car and house keys in as well as my glasses were in the crombi was stolen, this was before xmas and the police know but nothing is happening what are my rights

my Crombie coat was stolen and it had my car keys in and house keys and my glasses in. I work for a security company that provides doorman to this venue and my Crombie was stolen, this was befor xmas and nothing is being done by the venue or by the police, who have cctv of the person who has my coat. what are my rights and what can I do

Asked on January 7, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You really can't do anything other than sue the person who stole your coat (e.g. if you can ID him or her by the video). Your employer is NOT responsible for the theft of your property, even if it happened at work, any more than you would be responsible if you threw a party at your home  and one guest stole from another. Only the thief is responsible for his/her actions, so that is the only person you can seek recourse against.

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