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Re: Re: Professional Employees and Works for Hire

by shotgunefx (Parson)
on Mar 20, 2002 at 19:02 UTC ( #153082=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Professional Employees and Works for Hire
in thread Professional Employees and Works for Hire

You're company doesn't have to be right to sue you and they usually have deeper pockets. Who's to say if the work was done before or after work hours. If you worked at a network company and then at home "invented" some network device, your employer would have a good chance at winning a suit regardless of merit.

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Re: Re: Re: Professional Employees and Works for Hire
by cjf (Parson) on Mar 20, 2002 at 19:12 UTC

    Very true. Unfortunately this is a reality of most legal systems. It's hard to fight against those with more money, even if you are in the right. Hopefully the onus is on the employer to prove you created it during work hours, either way it's still a very difficult situation to be in.

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