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Your employer doesn't have any right to keep or throw away your personal items. They can choose to either let you in to collect them, or they can send them to you within a reasonable time after termination. Things like your purse or car keys that are in the desk when you're let go, they'll have to let you take at the time (or you could call police to go in with you to get them peacefully). If they refuse to let you in or return your belongings, you can sue.
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