Well, they can and may. I mean they can as in what's going to stop them? If they have insurance on their business property it should be covered while in your truck. Your truck insurance probably will not cover business equipment owned by another. So........... you may end up back in a month or two asking about employment law. Good luck.
Advice given in this forum does not create an attorney - client relationship. No advice should be relied on without consulting with a local attorney.
The best answer you'll receive on this question is: "Maybe." Too many other factors to consider to give a meaningful response. E.g., yes they may have insurance but the value of the stolen tools may not exceed the deductible. Company my feel you are responsible for failing to lock the truck or properly secure the tools, may be a clause in your employment agreement holding you responsible for lost or stolen tools, etc. etc. Also, remember AL is an employment at will State meaning there's a good chance you will be let go if you raise too much of a stink over this. Unfair? Yes, but AL law sucks as far as employee rights go.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline