While a sour, grumbling, resentful and endlessly aggrieved employee is often played for laughs in television and movies, they're real problems in the actual business world.
A company can't just turn over everything in its databases because they've been hit with a discovery order in a lawsuit. Only relevant information should be turned over in order to make certain that the company is both protected from unnecessary exposure and to keep down final costs -- the more documents that the opposing counsel has to filter through, the higher legal fees are going to ultimately be for both sides.
Embezzlement is a type of monetary fraud and theft that's often hard to detect -- mostly because the people who do it are legally entitled to somehow access or control the funds in the first place.
A little healthy competition never hurt anybody, right?
Malicious prosecution is something most people think about in terms of criminal charges and out-of-control prosecutors -- but it's also used to describe the actions of private individuals or companies as well.
What's the difference between a healthy competition between rival companies and an unfair business practice called tortious interference?
Are restraints of trade legal?
Did a realtor conspire with a number of businesses across the nation to cheat home buyers out of sizable down payments and the homes they thought they were buying?
How easy would it be for one disgruntled former employee to destroy your reputation? Ten or 20 years ago, an angry ex-employee's outburst on the local scene might create a momentary stir, but little more. Only someone with real influence could do any significant damage.
Employees can expect to give up certain rights to privacy that others take for granted. They are not entitled to the same rights of privacy while they are work as they are when they are off the clock.