You Auto Know! - Misappropriated Confidential Documents

Scenario: Your F&I manager has been with you for several years and is a trusted employee. One day, he submits his resignation which takes you by surprise; however, you wish him well. Over the next few weeks, you have current customers calling you regarding mailings and telephone calls they are receiving from your ex­employee. In fact, your neighbor tells you that he received a call on his private cell phone and was not happy. After investigation, it becomes apparent that your alleged loyal ex­employee downloaded your customer base, including confidential information. He further took your entire business and advertising plan for the year. What are your legal rights? . . . 2013 – YAK Misappropriated Confidential Documents – July