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If the employee doesn't have the authority to bind you to a contract because they have never been granted that authority, then they can't do so. Under the doctrine of "respondeat superior" if they have been granted power to act as your agent, then they can bind you. But without that explicit power, they can't do so and only the person signing can be held responsible for their actions.
The attorney is simply going after you under the "deep pockets" theory in that since you are the owner, you must have a lot of money so will just pay them.
But here if the employee signed and breached, then the attorney's recourse is to sue them, not you.
There are 3 types of authority...actual, implied and apparent. In a real estate transaction, under the legal doctrine called the "Statute of Frauds" anything regarding a real estate deal has to be in writing. So in order for an employee to have authority to act on your behalf, they have to have "actual" authority, as in something in writing stating that they can act and legally bind you as the principle.
So without express authority to act, then the employee can't act as your agent and bind you to any contract and the attorney knows this. It sounds like a simple money grab to me on the part of the attorney with her trying to just scare you into paying them something.