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Property Damage

Discussion in 'Employment, Labor, Work Issues' started by Peter C., Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Peter C.

    Peter C. Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I work for an airline where we are require to have our own tools at work. Most if not almost everyone has a toolbox. I have one.

    When I've come in after my days off, I will find a new scratch from someone else using box as their work station or purposefully being malicious.

    When other employee purposefully do damage to your box or leave items that could damage the top over time, is it the responsibility of the employers to compensate me for the damages cause by their other employees?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    An employer is not responsible for the willful, wanton, malicious, or criminal acts of their employees.

    If you wish to protect your property when it is not under your supervision, you might consider taking it with you or locking it away in a secure location.
     
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  3. Peter C.

    Peter C. Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Even though we are required to have own own tool and they are in a large roll around toolbix which I cannot take home. Any they do not provide a play ti lock the box up when I'm not here.
     
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  5. Peter C.

    Peter C. Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    The best you can do is keep your box locked. Maybe you can install a spy camera and find out who is doing it.
     
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    Or just put a cover over it
     
  8. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You could place your pretty pink toolbox with those ever so lovely unicorns and dancing penguins inside of a bigger, tougher, uglier lockbox or one of those toolboxes that people place in the bed of a pickup truck.
     

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