Columbus, IN asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Indiana

Q: My employer is threatening to withhold my entire final paycheck and charge me for theft for my work shirts and keycard

Is this legal? I've told them in writing once I recieve my final check (if the cost of the shirts and keycard is deducted okay) that i would return the shirts and keycard and shes threatening to charge me with theft over it . They also told me the reason I was not being trained on the floor machine (after being told I would be) is because I'm a girl and they prefer men for that job.

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: You should return the shirt and key card immediately. You should then contact an employment attorney to discuss the details of your employment situation and the circumstances under which your employment ended. More information about your situation is needed, but you may have a claim for gender discrimination. You will also have legal recourse under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law if your employer refuses to give you your final paycheck.

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