Can I take legal action if my former employer (a major banking institution) continued to use my signature and notary stamp on foreclosure documents after I left the company?

Can I take any legal compensatory action toward this company provided I can provide documentation? Is it worth pursuing?

Asked on July 14, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You need to report the use of your signature and notary stamp to law enforcement and any other entity that regulates your employer.  For them to use your signature and your identity, is identity theft and potentially fraud.  You also want to consult with an attorney to help you with a civil suit, if any, for the inappropriate use of your name.  You do need to pursue at least the criminal angle, because you don't want anything being attributed to you in the event that the employer is every reviewed for other illegal activities.

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