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Can you explain the situation here in detail please?
Thank you. You actually have very few rights after five weeks employment.
Were you driving the vehicle under his instruction? Did he tell you to go and do whatever it was in the van?
If you were acting on the company’s instructions and the vehicle is not insured for you, they stand to be prosecuted for allowing the vehicle to be used with no insurance. You might want to mention that too.
If you are insured for another vehicle and he is trying to get the blame for this past onto your insurer if you are insured to drive other vehicles, then you are under no duty to let the company have those details.
If you hear anything from the other party in the accident, simply refer them to the employer
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We can still exchange emails.
If he wants money for the damage to the van, he is going to have to sue you for it. It will be Small Claims Court and its unlikely to be in court much before 10-12 months. As you were employed by the company and there was no agreement that you would pay for any damage to the van you damaged it on company business, it is unlikely that his claim would succeed so at this stage, I wouldn’t worry about it. Just make sure that if he does issue court proceedings against you, you deal with the paperwork. And put a question on here and the experts will assist you in any way you wish.
Tell him to stop emailing you because you have no offer to make him. If he carries on emailing you harassing you for money, refer the matter to the police because he can’t keep demanding money by harassing you.
I think it’s just the insurers getting the facts straight. It wouldn’t concern me.