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I worked from home as a salesperson, I was off, my employer

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I worked from home as a salesperson, I was laid off, my employer wiped my computer of all my e-mail and contacts. I asked for them to restore my contacts, they refused, they said the contacts are their property. I work(ed) in California.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Attorney2020 replied 1 year ago.

Was this your personal computer? Were these emails and contacts also your personal email and contacts? How was the employer able wipe your computer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This was a company issued laptop computer. They wiped my e-mail and contacts remotely.
Expert:  Attorney2020 replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately since the information was on the company's property, they own that information. Companies do that to make it difficult for salespeople to change companies and work for other companies.

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