If I was recently laid off but was not allowed to get my purse out of my desk, is this legal?

My supervisor allowed a co-worker to bring it too me.

Asked on November 16, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, that is perfectly legal, if understandably upsetting: an employer is allowed to have a terminated employee leave immediately, without giving her time to retrieve personal belongings, but can instead have a co-worker bring those belongings to her, or in some cases mail/Fed Ex/ship them to the employee.


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