I was recently pulled into an office at work with a couple of loss prevention agents and they proceeded to let me know that they are talking to all managers about what exactly their role is. I am a manager at a very big retail brand. After we discussed what exactly their role is (which I already know), I felt like they were getting to something. They suddenly started talking about trust and how the company trusts all of their employees, sometimes that trust is broken when some employees decide to steal. I got very uncomfortable and asked what this is about and they let me know that a week previous $20 dollars was missing out of our petty cash and that they have me and another person who was our lead cashier. Any manager that opens the store must count petty cash with our lead cashiers, so there are always two people present. They proceeded to ask if I have ever taken any money from the company or put anything in my pocket. I said absolutely not. I have no reason to steal. They said that they have video. I said that is not true, due to the fact that I did not steal any money. I asked to see the video and they said they did not have to show me the tape, I said you can't show because it doesn't exist. I never stole anything. After about 45 minutes of them tring to get me to say I took $20 dollars, they said they were done with the investigation and that I could go back to the floor. I said no I am not going to the floor until I say a few things to them. I let them know that this is so humiliating, and this hinders my crediblity and everything I have worked hard for. I know that I did not steal $20 dollars as I make a lot of money to risk my job for $20 dollars. They need to investigate more and interrogate the right person. It has been 2 weeks now and I have not heard anything, I am still working and love my job. What are my rights in a situation like this?
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