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can my employer make me pay back lost money

I forgot to count my money bag after closing my shift and it turned out I’ve lost $177 out of $224 of cash intake. I can not explain where the moneys went. However,unfortunately it is not the first time I have had discrepancies, forgot to count and now I am afraid I have to pay back the bulk of it.

Asked on November 2, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

They can't simply take it out of your paycheck unless you agree to let them do it. But what they can do if you negligently (carelessly) lost their money is any or all of the following:
1) Suspend, demote, or even terminate you.
2) Sue you for the money, such as in small claims court.
You may choose to voluntarily repay to try and avoid this.


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