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Are they insisting you do this as a "compromise" to prevent court proceedings?
Hi, Thank you. If you are happy to do this and are confident there is nothing on the laptop prejudicial to you then I cannot see an issue with this per say.
What you need to do is ask your employer for an indemnity against any damage or corruption to the Hard drive or physical state of the laptop.
I would also take a copy of the hard drive, in case the laptop is tampered with in any way.
You need your employer to say "in consideration for you disclosing the lap top they hereby indemnify for you for any losses damage or expense or any corrpution or lost data of the lap top"
Aslo get them to agree on a figure for a replacement if it is lost or broken or not returned within an agreed time limit.
I would bare in mind there is no real obligation on you to do this, without an injunction or active court proceedings.
Hi, Thank you. ***** said as there is no legal obligation for you to do this, then you can make the disclosure of the laptop subject to whatever conditions you like.
Just make sure it is all agree in writing and the following wording is used "In consideration of your disclosure of the laptop the employer agrees to do XYZ as soon as possible".
Hi, Thank you. I will switch to Q and A mode and you can ask me any follow up points on this thread. It wont be in real time however. I would be most grateful for any feedback.