Whether you can prohibit an employee from using information gained from you in future employment is essentially dependent on if that information can be classified as a trade secret, a term that is somewhat misleading. The term “trade secret” implies a highly protected, extremely secretive method of production and conjures up images of “Secret Formula X” in a guarded vault. In fact, the definition is much more broad in relation to the area of employer confidentiality.
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