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Can Employer Sue Employee for Mistake that Cause Financial Loss? (Not Safety Related)

Hi,

I recently resigned from a job as project manager at a small consulting firm having accepted another job.

Over the last 6 months of my employment with this employer, I have worked extremely hard in that I worked with an incompetent analyst pulling her weight. When she was terminated/ resigned at the end of March (not sure as I was not there when it happened) I basically did 2 people's jobs for a month. During that time I did have conversations with my then employer that I have too much on my plate. A replacement started working with us in late April, who I was also partially responsible for training.

After my last day, my then-employer discovered that I made an important mistake (which happened early April). This mistake would have impacted the outcome of the consulting project for a client company. It was truly an honest mistake in the middle of an overwhelming set of tasks and multiple projects.

When that the important mistake was discovered (after my last day), I have worked with my then-employer in order to correct the mistakes as best as we could. However, my then-employer has said that if the clients sues him, he will make sure that I'm included. And if he suffers any financial losses he'll sue me as well. He as also emailed me that if he suffers financial losses he will have his lawyer contact me.

My questions are:

1. If the client take legal action against my employer (as the consultant to the client's company), would I be held personally liable?

2. Can my employer sue me for my mistake to recover his loss?

I've been reading online but weren't sure what applies and what does - negligence vs. gross negligence, tort, etc.

I really appreciate your help!

Authors: ratealawyer.com

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