Being sued by my former employer - is my current employer responsible for legal fees?
2 attorney answers
Your present employer may have a duty to indemnify you, but far more would need to be known about this lawsuit. It would be wise for you to immediately seek out a consultation with an attorney who can be allowed to review the litigation and the underlying paperwork. Be sure to locate someone who not only understands the employer's duty to indemnify employees, but also the underlying anti-competition claims. You have a limited time to defend yourself so it would be wise to find someone who can defend you against the lawsuit while negotiating the employer's indemnification.
Also, be sure to seek advice from the attorney on insurance issues. Explore the duty to defend under policies held by your present employer and by you.
Good luck to you.
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