Can I hire a lawyer for friend who signed a NDA?
Hey, I know I probably need to contact a lawyer for this and I will but maybe someone on here knows. I had a friend who signed an NDA/confidentiality agreement. Come to find out, she hired a private investigator on me to find out info that wasn’t her business. Isn’t this a breach of contract since a PI is a third party? There was nothing illegal going on. That’s a confidential breach I would think.
- babyboomer1001Lv 710 months ago
Does your contract state that she cannot hire a PI for any purpose? To really get a better idea of what happened here, one would need to read your contract, and then determine whether there was a breach. I have no idea what the contract stated, other than spoke of some sort of confidentiality.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
- xyzzyLv 710 months ago
It sounds like you and a friend signed what you are calling a NDA. An NDA is a legal document that establish contractual conditions for the exchange of information where a disclosing party shares confidential information with a receiving party. The NDA defines information that the parties wish to protect from dissemination and outlines restrictions on use.
Many types of information are exchanged under an NDA: ideas, know-how, process descriptions, chemical formulas, manufacturing processes, IP licensing and development, research and financial information. Depending on which party is disclosing information, NDAs may be “one-way” with one party disclosing information and one party receiving, or “two-way” when there is a mutual disclosure.
Personal information is generally not covered by a NDA and public records are never covered by an NDA.
- michinoku2001Lv 710 months ago
There's a lot more to this than you are letting on here I am sure, but no one is stopping you from engaging a lawyer.
- SlickterpLv 710 months ago
That depends on the specifics of the NDA.
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- linkus86Lv 710 months ago
You can hire anyone you like but a non-disclosure agreement doesn't prevent people from finding out more information, it prevents them from telling anyone. Plus employers who require their employees to sign NDA's typically do thorough background checks on them too. As for any actual breach, that would depend on the contract, and because you aren't offering it, it is impossible to say whether or not a breach has occurred.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Unlikely on your stated grounds.
But, you might have an Invasion of Privacy case,
You need an attorney to cover the specifics, Like She is not "disclosing" related anything, the Investigator is gathering the information.
- 10 months ago
The employer made you sign an NDA, then hired an investigator?
This is legal and legitimate.
If you read the NDA, you would know what it means