I recently went to eat at a fast food restaurant, I ordered thru drive thru and the employee didn’t give me my card back . I was distracted and didn’t notice I drove off without the card. 2 days later I had seen that my card was being used for 4 purchases total of $260 was taken out of my card. I have 2 kids and money is really something I have been stressing over. Paying rent ,bills and car insurance . I live with my sister but I pay for everything that me and my kids use. I am 19 and I wanted to know if there’s a way I could sue the employee for more then $260? I remember who charged me and by the look of the uniform he looked like a shift leader or manager. What should I do?
The first thing you need to do is report this to the police, since it's a crime. another options is to sue the employee (assuming you can actually prove which employee actually USED the card. Finally, if you can show that the same or a similar crime has happened at the same restaurant before, and that the owners knew of the previous crime (especially if it was the same employee), then you might be able to sue the restaurant for negligence.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
This is not an Employment question. I have moved this to the Consumer Protection forum. Hopefully, you'll get more responses there.
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You need to report this your credit card company immediately. You are not supposed to be liable for unauthorized transactions and these should be removed from your account. You can also make a police report, but it is unlikely that anything will be done.
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The easiest thing to do is contest the charges with your credit card and notify restaurant management that this happened.
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