Non Disclosure Agreement: Under what conditions does a company sue an employee for breaching a non-disclosure agreement?

Non disclosure agreement for employees

Wikipedia says:,A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement (CA), confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), or secrecy agreement (SA), is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties.

It is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement.

An NDA creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets.

As such, an NDA protects non-public business information.

,,Going by technicality, the action proposed by OP does not come under the legal purview of a NDA.

So, the NDA is completely pulled out of the equation here.

,,But considering the fact that you spread lies in the media about a firm and caused a monetary loss and PR nightmare to the company, you can be easily slammed with a defamation lawsuit.

,Defamation is a statement that injures a third partys reputation.

The tort of defamation includes both libel (written statements) and slander (spoken statements).

,The defamation law states:,Generally, defamation is a false and unprivileged statement of fact that is harmful to someones reputation, and published with fault, meaning as a result of negligence or malice.

State laws often define defamation in specific ways.

Libel is a written defamation; slander is a spoken defamation.

,,Hope this helps.