Queens, NY asked in Contracts for New York

Q: I recently quit my job after finding out what and how I was selling is illegal. At the beginning of the job I signed an

NDA, . After quitting she said I breached the contract and she might pursue legal options. Can she do that if her entire basis of the business is not legal?

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Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: For the filing fee, anyone can sue anyone. Thus, she can pursue anything. Your question is can she win. The answer to that, based on your post, would appear to be no.

Victor M. Feraru agrees with this answer

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru
Answered
  • Mineola, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I agree with my learned colleague here. NDA's concerning illegal activity are frowned upon. From what you have said your boss is engaged in illegal activities. It doesn't seem it would be in her best interest to further expose herself by pursuing legal options (plus I can't see from the facts what she'd be suing you for anyway).

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