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Hello, thanks for the question. It might be.
Tell me more about what happened, but don't use details that can identify you or your employer, please.
So you believe that he got into company emails after he was fired? Is it possible that he's using information that he acquired while still employed and in the course of his employment?
Ok, I think that firstly you obviously need to get all your passwords and methods into your system reviewed and changed by whoever is now doing your IT.
Secondly, I think that you have some evidence upon which he could be charged, but the police are likely to consider it an internal matter which is likely to be before the civil court soon enough. If you have a lawyer, ask about pressing for the filing of a private information to see if a justice of the peace will lay a charge in the event that the police don't.
But keep in mind that unless you have several instances of direct quotes, or unless your new IT director can trace the outside access to the system, that this isn't going to be cut and dried in criminal court.
It could be quite useful in civil court however, if it gets that far. The standard of proof is much lower, and you may well have a judge conclude that your disgruntled ex employee did indeed access company data which he had no right doing.
Is there anything more about this to discuss?
Good morning, I'm just going over last night's questions. Have you gone over what I wrote? Anything further to discuss on this topic?