- Bike parts stolen whilst locked up at work…legal help required please
The problem is you left something that has a value to your workmates on show, and because the brakes alone where nicked it was probably somebody with knowledge of bikes or stolen to order,thats how the world seems to work now,plebs want stuff and somebody nicks it, the management may possibly make sweet noises about how sad they are at your loss, but probably want do anything to help you as its going to set a president if other stuff goes mising, or the same plebs start making up false theft reports.
Keep your ears and eyes open for somebody mouthing off about what theyve done, then revenge is a dish best served cold and long.Posted 4 years agoT1000Member
Good luck, I doubt you’ll get anywhere….
I had mine stolen …. The landlord (a major accountancy firm) denied all responsibility despite their security guard letting the thief in… And failed all their procedures …. It was on CCTV…..
I’ve avoided putting them on any tender lists and so far have awarded over 600k£ of contracts to their competitors
Hopefully your guys are far more reasonable!Posted 4 years ago
If you had parts stolen off your bike whilst its locked up at work (in bike shelter) and your employer doesn’t display a sign anywhere disclaiming any liability for goods stolen off its property…
then where do you stand from a legal point?
Both Hope Mono Minis (calipers, hoses and levers) stolen.
Naturally I will try the softly approach with HR tomorrow and see what if anything they’re prepared to do, such as claiming on company insurance but don’t hold out a lot of hope (definitely no pun intended at the moment), but I’d like to know as a backstop where I stand legally.
Reported to site manager who wasn’t bothered (sure it would be different if it were a manager’s car that got broken into), no cctv, reported to police.
Any experience/advice much appreciated.Posted 4 years ago
Happens often at my workplace. The scum have moved onto stripping parts (brakes popular) since HR started selling Abus D locks at cost.Posted 4 years ago
All thefts are reported to police but no claim against company. You get the crime number and directed towards your house insurance,I do not know of anyone getting a pay out for parts only.
As a side point for those of us working mansize hours, some policies claim “abandonment” if bike is left for longer than 8 hours.brooessMember
All I can say is I hope you can sort it.Posted 4 years ago
I mean, what’s the point in your employer offering you bike storage if it’s not secure? 😯
No-one’s going to ride their bikes in if stuff gets nicked (Esp if as expensive as disc brakes) – so the whole exercise of offering facilities ends up a waste of the company’s money…bigGMember
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T1000 – Letting a personal bike theft affect business competition is not only highly immoral but may attract some legal involvement. I’d be careful with that.
Only if he’s spending public money, otherwise it’s up to him who he puts on tender lists!
only if it’s ALL his own money he’s spending with the selected vendors. if not, then it’s still immoral, and grossly unethical
OP, sounds like approaching HR is the best bet, but in reality I doubt you’ll make much progress.Posted 4 years agomrelectricSubscriber
I had a bike nicked from the temporary bike shed about 5 years ago which was not as secure as the one old one. Bike was on a CtW scheme so was technically a company asset. Didnt bother with HR and spoke with senior Finance who handle the insurance ( not the CFO, they come & go). I claimed on my own insurance & the company’s paid the excess £250. I dealt with broker myself; all good. While people saw it was fair & reasonable to help, neither of us mentioned “liability” & they did not have to pay anything.Posted 4 years ago
In the OP case I’d be very wary of pushing liability to your employers regardless of any slight chance of grounds for a claim existing. It is not a trivial thing & they should have better facilities but its not likely to bother anyone responsible in most firms too much.
A more constructive conversation might be around tax relief for capital Improvements & running costs to support secure cycle storage, changing facilities, showers etc plus all the proven benefits to the firm of having more bike commuters. CTC had info on all that, which I assume is still applicable.mrelectricSubscriber
Hope that helps.Posted 4 years ago
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