Legal Question in Discrimination Law in Maryland

I recently went in to a 7eleven store I frequently visited for the past year. The clerk accused me of stealing a $1.99 cup which had I brought in with me & she kept going at it over and over. This is the same clerk that charged me twice once before for a cup of coffe but I let that go & did not make a big deal of it. It was so embarassing beacuse there were other people in the store & it is across from my work & I was a bit rude to her. My question is: Is this grounds to sue? I felt humiliated.

Asked on 11/16/10, 8:18 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Paula McGill Attorney at Law

If she accused you of stealing in front of people, you may have a claim for defamation (slander).

Nevertheless, you should simply stop going into that store. Why give your money to a store like that, it doesn't make sense?

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Answered on 11/21/10, 10:08 am


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