LPA v SC – Client settles after being sued for alleged embezzlement

Employee sued for damages for embezzlement by employer

civil law case studyLPA, the plaintiff was the owner and a licensee of a hotel. He employed SC as a bar attendant. LPA filed a statement of claim that SC embezzled money from his place of work. SC filed a Defence where he denied a thrust of allegations made against him by LPA. He claimed the employment was on a ‘cash in hand’ basis. During this time, several other persons were also in employment on the same basis.

However, in the Defence, SC noted his position as a bar attendant required him to handle monies received from patrons at the hotel. However, it was the responsibility of the managers of the hotel to count monies received in the course of trading for any particular day.

Settlement, notice of discontinuance

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully acted for SC. As instructed, we offered to settle the proceedings with LPA on the following basis: judgement for SC, and each party to bear their own costs.

Subsequently, the Plaintiff agreed to settle and a Notice of Discontinuance was executed by both parties.

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Sydney NSW 2000

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