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Ladoux - Michelin is attempting to penalise a former researcher who took up employment at a senior level with a rival company in Indonesia. Michelin reportedly said that the employee has seriously breached an ethical code.
The un-named engineer worked at Michelin's research department for 35 years, including stints at its R&D headquarters in Ladoux, and research centres in Japan and the United States. After retiring in February this year and taking his pension, the engineer accepted the post of vice president in charge of research and development at Gajah Tunggal.
French website, Maville.com reported Michelin's legal director, Philippe Legris saying that Michelin is suiing the man in Jakarta courts. By doing this, it hopes to send a message to other employees that they should not work for rival companies and release Michelin trade secrets to competitors.
Michelin had not commented on requests for clarification by the time this story was posted.
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Michelin poursuit un ex-salariÃ©, retraitÃ©, mais qui serait passÃ© Ã la concurrence (MaVille France)
Michelin continues a former employee, retiree, but that would be passed to the competition Above story auto-translated into English (from French)