Is It Legal For Boss To Accuse Employees of Theft?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about accusation of team for theft:

I’m just wondering if it is legal for my employer to set my team down and accuse them of theft. She hasn’t said it’s a specific person but that it’s one of us I’m just wondering if it’s legal to do that.

Signed, Feeling Accused

DearĀ Feeling Accused:

We aren’t a legal site so we can’t give legal advice. However, you are asking about a general issue so I can respond to that. Based just on the situation you describe, your employer committed no crime by telling your group that she is sure one of the employees committed a theft. The only potential crime would be if the only ones accused were of a specific protected class under the laws of the country involved, and the employer consistently made such accusations without any foundation. But, that doesn’t seem to be the issue in your situation.

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