Is it illegal for an employee to steal company documents?

Is it illegal for an employee to steal company documents?

This reality provides Companies with a cautionary message: don’t accept the theft of Company documents in violation of Company policies and agreements but tailor your approach to fit the employee’s specific claims and your jurisdiction’s discovery self-help laws.

Which is the best definition of intermittent work?

Intermittent work is a form of employment often related to an individual project, specific task or seasonally occurring job. It is defined in Eurofound’s 2015 research, New Forms of Employment, as being characterised by a fixed-term period, which either involves fulfilling a task or completing a specific number of days’ work.

Where can I find intermittent work in Europe?

Eurofound’s research found that intermittent work is emerging, or of increasing importance, in EU Member States such as Belgium, Croatia, France, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Can a former employee get copies of their personnel files?

Unless there is a clear law mandating that personnel files be provided to former employees, this request likely should be run by your employment lawyer to determine the appropriate course of action in each situation.

Can a former employee sue a former employer?

The statements that employees are requested to sign essentially say an employee waives their right to sue a former employer. This tactic, however, is not prima facie, as employees have successfully argued that such agreements were signed under duress.

Can a former employer give you a service letter?

Most laws do require a former employer to provide a service letter that is “truthful” or “in good faith” before they can take advantage of this protection. If you live in a state that does not have a service letter law, your employer might not offer you any written explanation for your firing.

Can a former employer give information about a former employee?

In some states, employers may provide information about a former employee only with the employee’s consent.

Do you have to send a service letter to a former employer?

Some states have laws, sometimes known as service letter laws, that require employers to provide former employees with letters describing certain aspects of their employment—for example, their work histories, pay rates, or reasons for their termination.

This reality provides Companies with a cautionary message: don’t accept the theft of Company documents in violation of Company policies and agreements but tailor your approach to fit the employee’s specific claims and your jurisdiction’s discovery self-help laws.

What happens if an employee copies a document?

An employee emails a slew of documents to a personal email address, or drags them into a personal Dropbox, or copies them to a stick drive. Your first instinct is to assume that the employee is engaged in something nefarious, fire the employee, and even sue for misappropriation of trade secrets/confidential information.