I was working as a Vendor for a Walmart store and we were allowed to dress up for Halloween, I borrowed a stethoscope with all the intentions of buying it, and left the box behind layaway to pay for it after my shift. There was quite a bit of drama in the store I was in from the moment I started working there. They did not want me there, and would purposely tell my boss I had customer complaints when I didn’t, that I was rude to employees which I wasn’t, and that I was racist which I am most definitely not. I was called to a different store and with all the drama I forgot to pay for the item before I left. ($10 was the price of the item) I’ve never stolen anything in my entire life and this was truly an accident. Two weeks later I show up to that same store and get arrested on scene. I was crying and freaking out because I am pregnant and I didn’t want to lose my job. I ended up losing my job before court even happened. I went to court and the case was dismissed. So my question is can I sue Walmart for causing me to lose my job?
You admitted you did not pay for it. I doubt very seriously that you would have a successful suit. Nevertheless, you may want to speak with an attorney about all the facts.
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