If I was laid off and still have a truck being stored but nobody from the company has been in touch with me to retrieve the office equipment or the company vehicles, can I legally sell the truck and trailer since they show no desire to pick these up?

I was laid off about 9 weeks ago.

Asked on June 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you may not do this: if you do, you will be committing theft and could be jailed and/or sued. You are much better off sending them written notice that if they do not arrange to pick these things up within, say, 10 business days, you will drop them off at their location. Send the notice some way or, better, multiple ways you can prove delivery (e.g. certified mail, fed ex, etc.). Then drop the trailer and truck off if they don't arrange to get them.


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