Q: Is it legal for my company to put the traffic ticket under my name?
I work for a coffee delivery company where we are provided company vans. I mistakenly drove my van into an interstate where no commercial vehicles are allowed and received 2 tickets. One for driving in a forbidden interstate (Palisades Parkway) and the other for having the company’s advertisement on the van. The company has put this ticket under my name and wants me to pay the fees. The letter I received also revealed that I missed a court date 3/6/20. I just received the letters in the mail today 3/11/20. Is this legal for the company to do?
A: More information would be helpful, but if your employer reported to the police that on that occasion you knowingly disobeyed company policy or instruction, then conceivably you’re personally responsible . You can not rely on the employer to defend you so retain independent counsel right away because it’s possible that a warrant for your arrest may have been issued when you failed to appear.
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