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Hi there,

My previous employer gave me a laptop that had been unused for quite a while and said I can keep it. I left their employ almost a year ago and now the partner is in contact with me threatening to open a police case to get the laptop back.
I have since sold the laptop to cover expenses as I am not currently working. I sold it as it was a gift and it was not asked for on the day I left employment so as far as I knew, it was mine.

Am I under an legal obligation to pay them back the cost of the laptop?
If I ignore them, what are the legal implications?

Category:  Labour and Employment, General

Region: South Africa, Gauteng