From time to time we hear that employer try to blame their subordinate salespersons for the revealed shortages of goods at stores and warehouses, and sue them demanding to compensate the shortages from their own money. How to legally avoid this? The court is likely to be on your side if you follow recommendations of the union lawyer Gennady Voronov. There's one precondition: you should get prepared from the moment you are hired.
Mostly, workers of trade face such problems. Read about all such cases dealt with by the lawyers of the REP Trade Union here.
Gennady Voronov explains in great detail what is needed and what to do so that the employer does not accuse you of a shortage and the court does not oblige you to pay it. Here are some quotations from the video consultation:
"The Labour Code defines, very clearly, the criteria under which an employee can be held liable:
An employee may be held materially liable under the simultaneous presence of the following conditions:
The employer has suffered material loss;
The employee has committed wrong and illegal actions;
There is a direct link of employee's actions and the employer's loss; and
The employer has suffered his loss for the employee's fault.
If an employee sees an unlocked warehouse, sees an incorrect accounting record or an incorrect drawing up of an invoice, as well as the expired service life of some good, and every time he/she notifies the employer IN WRITING either by an official memos or a registered letter, then the courts, taking into account the adequate and correct behaviour of the employee, relieve him/her of responsibility, because the loss was not the employee's fault, since he/she had duly notified the employer. Write, write and write again! Oral statements can't be stitched up to the case file!"