Threatened at gunpoint at his workplace, Edward Parker was forced to pay back stolen money to his boss. He took the case to court and hopes to win his case soon.
Edward Parker saw his life change on December 4, 2020. The 42-year-old man was finishing his working day at Lodge Hualapai, a bar in Las Vegas, when an armed individual entered. Threatened, he was forced to kneel on the ground and put his hands on his head. The thug left with nearly 4000 dollars. After calling the police, Edward Parker told the facts to his boss. Against all expectations, the latter did not hesitate to ask him to reimburse the stolen money. Panicked at the idea of losing his job during the Covid-19 pandemic, the employee accepted, before being fired six months later. In a complaint filed on February 1, he decided to take his former boss to court. He accuses her of forcing him to sign a repayment agreement.
Edward Parker started working at the Hualapai Lodge in October 2019. He told the Washington Post that he was “extremely happy” and made a very good living despite his long hours. Everything changed when he was threatened with a gun. “I briefly met the eyes of the thief but I understood that he was determined to leave with the money” he confessed. And to add that it was his boss himself who had told him to act like this if this kind of incident happened one day. It is therefore for this reason that he was surprised to have to repay the sum stolen, at the rate of 300 dollars deducted from his monthly salary.
Edward Parker demands redress from his boss
Samuel Mirejovsky, Edward Parker’s lawyer, deplored the attitude of his boss. “I am convinced that they intended to fire him from the start but they wanted him to return the money. As soon as he did, he was fired. It is not legal and this Is not fair.” Traumatized by this event, Edward Parker suffered from anxiety attacks. The situation also worsened when he was fired by his superior. At worst, he definitely left Las Vegas for Massachusetts. Today, he hopes to obtain damages for unfair dismissal. Contacted by the daily, the owner of the Hualapai Lodge did not respond to any email.