≡ Menu

Idea for employment agreement: Departing employee must explain where s/he stored proprietary information

In a Massachusetts departing-employee case, the employment agreement required the employee to provide the employer with (in the court’s words), “information about client accounts and agree­ments, as well as a written explanation of the locations on the company computers where he had stored proprietary information.” EventMonitor, Inc. v. Leness, No.SJC-11920, slip op. at 8-9 (Mass. Feb. 4, 2016).

(In that case, the state supreme court affirmed judgment that a departing senior executive had not engaged in “defalcation” of the former employer’s proprietary information, because the former executive had not misused or deprived the company of the information.)

On Contracts is Stephen Fry proof thanks to caching by WP Super Cache