Sanford, NC asked in Business Law and Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: Resigned from job, returned equipment and was given incorrect address, the job wants me to pay again for their mistake.

I resigned from my job and returned their equipment. I fulfilled my obligation and was given the incorrect mailing address (zip code). I called several times with the carrier to correct the mistake and I also informed the manager with a screenshot of the info I was given. They apologized for giving me the incorrect info and now the carrier has returned the package to me and I am expected to pay another fee to have it reshipped. My question is: Can the company legally expect me to pay a shipping cost a 2nd time after their mistake caused it to be returned?

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Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: This actually is not an employment law question. This is simply a matter of having property that does not belong to you that needs to be return. In general, yes, they can expect you to return their property regardless of the cost or the reason for an additional cost. I recommend you speak to your former managers or company contacts to discuss having the company pay for the second return.

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