Quirky Question # 141, Customer Lists as Trade Secrets
Quirky Question # 141:
One of our sales employees recently left our company. He now is starting to call on our customers. It appears that he may have some of our customer lists in his possession.
We do not have any post-employment restrictive covenants, such as a non-compete or a non-solicitation agreement, that would govern his conduct. But, aren’t customer lists trade secrets that he is precluded from using? Answer→