broken window?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobcatnj, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    one my of guys broke a car window while weedwacking last week. the cost to fix the window was 280.00 do i make my employee pay for it or do i?
     
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats what insurance is for. You pay. Its a risk of being in business.
    Employee cannot be responsible for accidents.
     
  3. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Took the works right out of my mouth..
     
  4. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    What do you mean do I make the employee pay for it, that was an accident associated with the work he was performing for your company and it is your responsibility, now if he picked the rock up and threw it through the window it is his responsibility and not yours, then you fire him for ignorance.
     
  5. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think that it is actualy against the law to make an employee pay for damages on the job.
     
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is to make them do it, they can pay IF they want to.
     
  7. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes insurance is paying for it. should i take it out of his check or not?
     
  8. DJL50

    DJL50 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If insurance is paying. then why make him pay????
     
  9. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No. you cannot charge an employee for an accident.
     
  10. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I know how to pay for it. Its called a check from your business checking account. The window broke from your employee who you told to weedwack. So the company is responsible and since it's your company it is your responsibility's to pay for it. NOT THE EMPLOYEE!
     

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