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Posted by: Nieta | 2010/04/11

BANK CLERK - CASH CHEQUE????

A friend of mine is working in the bank. A client gave a contract worker a cash cheque for R61,000. Everything on the cheque was correct, the amount in words, the signature, everything. So my friend paid out the cheque. Afterwards the client claim that he put the wrong amount on the cheque, it was suppose to be only R6,000 and not R61,000 that he write. Now he wants to sue the bank because the rule in the bank is that you must phone the client if the amount is more than R20,000 which she didn''t do because everything was fine on the cheque. Does he have a foot to stand on, because it was his fault (the cheque was made out for R61,000), but her fault was she didn''t phone him to confirm. It feels like he is mad at himself now (obviously is the contract worker gone with the money) now he needs someone else to blame....

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RE: BANK CLERK - CASH CHEQUE???

The clerk has a set of rules which the clerk has to follow. It is important to assess the disciplinary code to ensure your friend has done the right thing. If your friend has breached the disciplinary code and that breach is specifically outlined to be extremely serious then this could lead to dismissal.

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Posted by: labour lawyer | 2010/04/19

RE: BANK CLERK - CASH CHEQUE???

The clerk has a set of rules which the clerk has to follow. It is important to assess the disciplinary code to ensure your friend has done the right thing. If your friend has breached the disciplinary code and that breach is specifically outlined to be extremely serious then this could lead to dismissal.

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Posted by: debbie | 2010/04/14

if she is meant to clear the cheque and did not that is gross neg. Esp for an amount like that i would assume

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Posted by: Simple | 2010/04/14

Just get the cheque back - surely banks keep all the old cheques???

And prove that it was R61, 00.000~!

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Posted by: Simple | 2010/04/14

Just get the cheque back - surely banks keep all the old cheques???

And prove that it was R61, 00.000~!

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