How can I retieve my certifications from a former job that refuses to return them after termination?

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How can I retieve my certifications from a former job that refuses to return them after termination?

I was put on suspension so I decided to give my 2 weeks notice I emailed my

superior and she informed me I was terminated I have tried on several

occasions to retrieve my paperwork for future employment but without the

certifications which they are holdin I can’t how do I get ii? This is my family financially.

Asked on August 31, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Your only recourse is to sue them for it. You would file a lawsuit seeking a court order for the return of the paperwork, which means you can't sue in small claims court (which can only give you monetary compensation), but rather would sue in "regular" county court, in the chancery division (a part or portion or county court). A lawyer would be very helpful, but if you don't want to hire one, you should be able to get instructions from the court clerk's office. A lawsuit is the only way to get the papers back if they will not voluntarily return them.


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