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Company is seeing a cease & desist letter to employees who

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Company is seeing a cease & desist letter to employees who quit. They company believes the employees have property of the company, which they don't. Letter says if property isn't return then action will taken further. But no one has the company property it was never taken.
JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?
Customer: TN
JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?
Customer: No because I haven't been sent a letter yet but was informed I will be receiving one
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes that the company property is "emails" which they claim were printed and distributed, which they never were printed or distributed
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 5 months ago.

In general, sending a cease and desist letter is a pretty weak form of legal attack. A C & D letter only notifies someone that their actions or activities are annoying the sender. Unless the letter states a specific civil or criminal statutory violation, for which there are stated penalties, they can be safely ignored.
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