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Im an employer and have retail locations across several states

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I'm an employer and have retail locations across several states
A manager quit recently and left personal belongings behind. They were sent to the corporate office bc space is an issue in the locations. Now she's asking for them back and wants us to ship them to her. Can I make her drive the almost 5 hours to pick them up? She's the one that quit and left them behind! I haven't discarded any of the items.

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Hello,

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You can require the employee come and recover the items

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Practically, consider shipping to employee instead.

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otherwise, there is risk the employee will sue or file a labor board complaint

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alternatively, see if employee will cover the shipping costs

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but you have the choice to make employee come and get it

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I wish you the best.

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Please let me know if you are all clear and satisfied with the answer.

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awaiting your reply

Customer: What could she sue or file a complaint about?
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good question

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for value or actual return of the property

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and may file a police complaint

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it could create a serious nuisance and cost

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and for this reason, practically, if the cost is not high, accomodate.

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I wish you the best.

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Kindly let me know if the answer is fast and acceptable.

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if I can clarify anything, please ask me

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are you there?

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awaiting your reply, when available.

Customer: Yes, I appreciate the response.
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very welcome

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Have a nice evening

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