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Q: Citizens Bank won't refund money stolen from my business account, now what can I do?

My home office was broken into while I was away. And ex-employee broke into a locked filing cabinet. Jumped threw every hoop they asked, including filing a police report. I also filed with the BBB, OCC and a couple of others. After 6 months of getting the runaround, I get a letter from the OCC... Read more »

Andrew Bilodeau
Andrew Bilodeau answered on Dec 17, 2019

Hi Richard,

Sorry to hear an ex-employee robbed you. Did you check your insurance policy of you are covered for employee dishonesty? Some policies have automatic coverage like $5K-$15K.How were the monies taken, by ACH/wire/check?

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Q: I am curious as to why an arbitrator would ask this?

I recently attended an arbitration hearing as the claimant after I filed a demand for arbitration with the AAA against my former employer who terminated me without cause prior to the 90 day notice period that was clearly outlined in the employment agreement. I was seeking my 90 day notice pay in... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Aug 17, 2018

I am not an employment lawyer, but I am a Mediator and Arbitrator. My guess is that the Arbitrator wanted to see if you received unemployment benefits because, if you did, he would probably deduct the amount you received from any judgment in your favor. He would do that to avoid a double benefit... Read more »

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