truck company wants driver to pay for damage

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    My husband signed a contract when he was hired by a trucking company that stated "any damage that is driver error must be paid by the driver." A piece of equipment was damaged on a third party's property and the company fired him. They made a direct deposit on March 03 and forced a withdraw from our checking account without notifying us on March 19. They refused to send him his last pay stub and wouldn't let him see the damaged property. He was unaware that damage had occurred. They are now suing him in small claims court for the damage on the third party's property since the trucking company fixed the damage. Any and all help is much appreciated. It is hard to fight against the trucking company's law team.


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    Your husband should retain an attorney to help him with this matter or he can fight it himself in small claims court. It seems the trucking company had an employment agreement with your husband and depending on the facts and circumstances, they may have breached that contract. It is important to document all evidence and information (e.g. their refusal to let your husband see the damage, withdrawal from your checking account, etc...)
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