Defamation lawyer Yair Cohen says that during their employment, former employees and business partners are likely to have access to sensitive information about the company, and in some cases, evidence of minor wrongdoings by their employer or business partner. They might be in possession of vast amounts of information about you, your family, your personal life, your business practices and some of your past mistakes and errors. They may now use this information
Defamation lawyer advise on the 9 essential steps to avoid defamation by employees and by former business partners.
While you can’t entirely eliminate the possibility of breach of trust by
former employees or business partners, you can reduce the likelihood of
becoming a victim to online defamation. Here are some important steps
you should take as a precaution: Always remember that employees and
business partners come and go. Someday they will no longer be with your
company, but their memories of you will not end with their employment.
Place a high value on personal integrity and trustworthiness when
assessing a new business partner or employee. Skills may be acquired,
but integrity cannot. It is gold, and value it as such.
Always look for signals of disgruntlement among your employees, listen to their concerns and act to fix matters quickly.
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