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I am designer in a company A. Recently i have resigned in the company A and giving the notice period. Before i am giving the tender, company A go to MOM check my permit and found out there is company B are applying the permit for me. Company A are not happy with it and checking my file after i am giving the tender. They noticed i have the hard disc when i print out the resignation letter, so they checking all my file and deleted their company file. It is all my complete projects too so it's can be claim as my design too as long as i am not simply expose to any social media. Since that is also my design and portfolio, why can't i took it for my potential employer for reference to show my skills?Is that illegal? What can i do now to prevent their legal action?What is the consequence if they take legal action? I am really worried that it will influence my next employer,Company B. Please advise.Thanks.
Last edited by Dolpin3188 on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 1:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.
It probably depends on the terms of your contract. In my industry anything I create for the company is their intellectual property, I have no rights to it.
bgd wrote:It probably depends on the terms of your contract. In my industry anything I create for the company is their intellectual property, I have no rights to it.
If the guy was smart, he should have kept private back ups, especially since he was applying for another job.
In fact, regardless of what the company did, I am sure his company handbook would have allowed a immediate termination : in which case, he wouldn't have been given time to back up stuff.
Not sure what the OP has to complain here.
Actually if he showed his current work to his next employer, his current employer has all the rights for suing his pants off. Harsh that may sound
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