Richard C. Darwin posted a useful summary and reminder of the steps an employer should take once an employee has decided to pursue an opportunity with a direct competitor. Darwin recommends the following nine common-sense precautionary measures to be taken right away to reduce the risk of lost or deleted evidence:
- Secure the defecting employee’s computer and make sure no one uses it.
- If the IT department recycles backup tapes, immediately suspend that practice.
- Check the former employee’s office or workspace for missing documents and files.
- Get copies of the tapes or electronic files if the building has security cameras. Continue reading