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Please set out the basic facts so that I can provide you with a more meaningful answer.
I really cannot answer in a vacuum for this type of question.
I am not sure what you mean.
Did you email lawyers to get some help?
So you emailed a few lawyers hoping you could see one to retain.
And you think that one of the emails was cc'd to someone else by mistake?If so who? The employer?
So the employer is saying by emailing a lawyer you were revealing trade secrets?
I am sorry but I cannot speak to you on the telephone. I know the site offers this service but the site is based in the US. As I am a lawyer in Canada the rules of my law society prohibit me from speaking to you on the telephone as you are not my client.
I can only speak to you by posting up and back over this site.
Seeking legal assistance is certainly not breaching any agreement about keeping trade secrets confidential.
But seeing these emails would clearly be grounds for dismissal. You are complaining all over the place so it is not likely that any court would say the employer should not have dismissed you for cause.
They could not sue you successfully for breaching the confidentiality agreement though.
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That was not a great idea.
That could be considered to be a breach of confidentiality and also you were not permitted to use their contact information as you obtained that during the course of your employment. It may even be considered to be solicitation.
Did you see my last post to you? This is really not great.
You were most assuredly not permitted to contact suppliers.
You could of course tell your friends not connected through the employer.
I am a senior lawyer. I have been a lawyer since 1985.
The law is clear. You cannot contact customers, clients, suppliers etc when you are dismissed of quit.
The contact information you received is considered to be confidential information you received by reason of your employment and you are prohibited from using it.
I am sorry you don't like my answer but I can assure you that is is correct.
That is not at all true and you should not rely on that to assist you if they sue you.
It is not what you said in your email. It is that you used their information to contact their suppliers.
What you said or what you meant to accomplish is not the issue or at least is not the only issue.
I don't work for your employer and if I ever would represent anyone in an employment case it would without doubt be the employee. I have no reason to give you an answer that is on the side of the employer.
My intention is to provide an accurate answer only.
It sounds like you want to argue with me. But I don't need to do that with you. I am just giving you the best answer you can get and nothing more.I hope you understand that.To tell you what you want to hear will hurt you in this case.And why would you post a question if you are sure you no more than a lawyer?So before you get further hurt please review what I said calmly and try and see what I am saying and why.