- Inclusion of the information on a company's website
- Disclosure in an employees LinkedIn profiles, or similar business social media sites
Once such disclosure occurs, even if its through the actions of an employee rather than the business itself, it becomes extremely difficult to prove that an employees or ex-employees dissemination of the information has caused damage to the business. Its not easy to convince a judge or jury that stolen business information is truly confidential if that very information can be readily identified through a simple Google search or a visit to the employers own website.
If an employer wants to control the use of its confidential and proprietary information out in the world, it must begin by controlling the use of that information within the business and by its employees. More on this complicated subject in a future post.
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Dean LeDoux’s employment and litigation practice includes representing employers in litigation and also advising them on employment issues. Dean also has extensive business litigation experience. Over approximately the ...
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