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I have a Master Service Agreement with a major oil company.

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I have a Master Service Agreement with a major oil company. Is it legal for an employee to work behind you back with management get an MSA when there was pay off involved. He was employed by us for 4 months while he was doing work for his company and ours. The same company man was signing tickets for both companies.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

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1. Are you saying that the oil company violated your MSA by giving this employee his own MSA?

2. Is there anything in your MSA that gives you an exclusive territory?

3. It does appear that the employee also may have breached a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest. Can you tell me more about how he may have used his position at your company to secure his own MSA?

4. Does he now compete against you in your assigned territory?