Uniforms returned but company says I still have to pay

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Uniforms returned but company says I still have to pay

I return uniforms and other various things to a job I
quit. They say since it was after 7 days I will be
required to pay for them. They say they sent me
letters but the letters went to the wrong address.
Now I have gotten stuff mailed to me before from
them and they always had the right address. But I
got a final notice without ever getting a 1st one. They
are saying they will send me to collections. They
have received all the stuff. But still want to charge
me. Is their anything I can do to fight this? Do they
have the right to still charge me?

Asked on October 7, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you refuse to pay because you believe you returned the uniforms, etc., they could try to sue you for the money (theyb or a collections agency on their behalf): a lawsuit would be the only way to compel you to pay. To win the case and make you pay, they'd have to convince the court that you never returned the items--and you could present your evidence and testimony that you did return them.


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