A friend of mine was fired from her job (seriously asking for a friend here 😂) and asked me about what to do with her company issued computer equipment.
The company laid her off during a merger about a year ago, and never asked for a laptop, two monitors, and a printer they had issued her to be returned.
She asked me if she could sell it. She didn’t know if there was any policy requiring her to return it, as all the documents she had from them were electronic and she no longer has access to them (totally her fault).
I said no because it’s still the property of that company, but it got me thinking that may not be the right or whole answer.
I’m in Arizona and she’s in California, so the laws are probably different for both of us.
So my question is: how long does she have to keep the equipment before she can sell or dispose of it? If she has to return it, is the company required to pay to have it shipped back to them?
Just something I was curious about.
Edit: Everything here is pretty much what I told her. She said she had tried calling the company several times and no one has returned her call. I suggested that she drop it at the local office and let them deal with it.