Can a manager deny you the right to count your till before and/or after your shift?

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Can a manager deny you the right to count your till before and/or after your shift?

I work as a cashier for a major drugstore chain. My drawer has come up short many times but my supervisors will not let me count the drawer myself before or after my shift they say that they are the ones that do it and record it. Now, 9 times out of 10, my drawer is perfect until 1 day out of the blue something was wrong. Another

cashier worked before me and they audited the drawer and said that she was .75

cents over, They kept the extra cash in the register that was made before I got

there so I had no way of knowing the true amount when I started my shift.

Asked on October 27, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the manager can deny you the right to personally count your cash drawer: there is no law guarantying employees the right to count their drawers, and it is within the employer's normal discretion or control over how the job is done to say that only managers or certain other trusted employees can count.


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