Round Rock, TX asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Texas

Q: I worked for car dealer and they let me use the cars in the lot. On Sunday I got hit, little damage

on the right front fender (I was not a the scene,found it like that). I got fired and now he wants to withhold my commission from a two car sales last week? If this is legal, how can I make sure he is not overcharging for the repair and adding extras to the damage?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles employment matters. It's not legal to withhold pay. If the fender damage was not your fault tell him his dealer insurance should cover.

If fired you can collect unemployment as you would contest his saying it's for "good cause" where you were not at fault in causing the damage. If it just happened and there was an intersection camera or a business secuirty camera that may have caught the scene which would help you.

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