Albuquerque, NM asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Mexico

Q: Can my employer make me pay for something as pretty as a broken liquor bottle?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Trent A. Howell

Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: In general, New Mexico "tort"/"negligence" law makes a person liable to anyone whom he causes accidental damage - whether at work, or anywhere else. Whether it is worth anyone's time to file or fight a lawsuit over a broken liquor bottle is a different question.

This is not legal advice to you, but a general idea of the law. Whether and how it applies to you would depend on the details of your employment.

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