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"Employee owned" simply means that employees possess shares of the company's stock. Shares were either given to you while you were employed or they were not--you would almost certainly know if they were. Your employer would not have been obligated to provide you with shares simply because they were doing so for other people. So, if you were not awarded shares while you were employed you would have no equity stake in the company now. It can't hurt to inquire with HR if any shares were ever issued to you while you were employed, but again, I think the odds are very low that you would have somehow been given shares and not been told about it.
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