I worked for a company beginning in March of 2018. I brought a number of electronics from home to use for work there, all of which I have all the receipts in-hand for. In July, I had a bout with Dehydration and called out. I never ended up coming back to work, even after recovering because I decided to start my own venture. Not the best move, but, I never resigned, I was never terminated, and I was never given any warning about my belongings being removed. Also, when I first began, there wasn't anything provided to me about belongings being thrown out under ANY circumstances. Weeks after, I reached out via e-mail to request a schedule a time that I could come to get my things, and they told me they discarded my items. They said they knew where I lived and wanted to come drop it off, but they "felt weird" and hadn't heard from me. I truly feel that they are lying, my electronics were high-end devices that could easily be used by the folks still in the office. Tomorrow I am going to show up with a police escort to see if the items are being used. In the event they really did discard, what do I do? 1 Item was my personal computer w/ the only pictures of my deceased brother
If the value is under $3,000, sue in small claims court. If it’s more, file in Supreme Court and/or get a lawyer.
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Lets see this from another view: you called in sick with dehydration which I suppose could set you back a few hours until you had enough liquid in you. You then disappeared and without contact until "weeks after" you "reached out via email"..and found out your property was treated as abandoned by you....good luck.
No matter that you waited a few weeks, they had no right to so quickly dispose of your item. A lawyer demand letter may be effective.
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