I have just been fired for the first time and legally it doesn't feel right that my employer is asking for my shirts back when I had to pay $30 a piece out of my paycheck for them. She is holding my paycheck until I turn in items she claims its policy and when I asked for her to e-mail me that policy because I believe it to be untrue she just repeated herself. I Would like to know if I have to give the shirts back or not, legally?
If you bought the shirts with your own money that was taken out of your paycheck, then they are your property and you do not have to return them. The company cannot hold your last paycheck seeking the return of property that is not theirs and if they want them back they should reimburse you the sixty dollars that they took out of your pay for them in the first place. Go talk to a local attorney about this.
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I agree with my colleague. Oftentimes a letter from an attorney works wonders.
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