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Can I get my personal objects out of an office if I have

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been fired JA: Because employment law...
can I get my personal objects out of an office if I have been fired
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: west virginia
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: full time
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I did nothing wrong the program I was working was not making enough money plus she does not want me to tell what was going on in the office but it was mostly about money she said if I did not sign this confidential severance agreement and release I can not get any of my stuff
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

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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