Chicago Misappropriation of Trade Secrets/Fiduciary Breach of Employee Attorney
Lake County Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawyer
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the leading law firms in Chicago handling challenging employment matters. Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer who understands the depth of what is at stake regarding workplace issues. If you are dealing with issues of misappropriation of trade secrets or fiduciary breach by employee, you need the right person in your corner – you need Ross Peters.
Serving the Chicago area as an employment law attorney for over 18 years, Mr. Peters is singularly focused and on top of the issues that affect today’s workplace for Illinoisans. He has been named by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of Illinois’ top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers. He is ready to help you simplify complex employment issues today.
What is Misappropriation of Trade Secrets in Chicago, Illinois?
According to the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, misappropriation means acquiring, disclosing or using a trade secret that was knowingly or suspected to be accessed by improper means, such as theft, misrepresentation or breach. A trade secret is any information, such as a formula, pattern or method that is kept secret based on its power to provide economic value to the originator. A trade secret is also information that is expressly protected to maintain secrecy or confidentiality.
What Does Fiduciary Breach by Employee Mean in Chicago?
One type of fiduciary breach occurs when an employee accepts the responsibility of protecting proprietary or secret information of an employer, but shares the entrusted information without permission to obtain direct or indirect benefit. In an employment fiduciary relationship, the employee is placed in a position of trust. A breach is a violation of that trust.
Helping Clients Navigate Challenging Employment Issues
If you are facing claims of misappropriation of trade secrets or fiduciary breach by employee, you will need an aggressive attorney on your side. These claims are very serious civil matters that can result in damages paid by the employee whether or not the employer experienced a financial loss. According to the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, there is a defined time period for bringing claims, protection against claims made in bad faith and other avenues to explore if the trade secret no longer exists. Attorney Ross J. Peters knows how to properly respond to those claims to help you obtain the most favorable outcome.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your misappropriation of trade secrets and/or fiduciary breach by employee matter. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at a location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.