Tesla filed a lawsuit against Rivian, claiming that the latter stole trade secrets and poached employees.
In the lawsuit, Tesla said it was Rivian’s “number one target from which to acquire information.” The EV automaker claimed that Rivian hired about 178 former Tesla employees. At least 70 of those former workers joined Rivian right after their employment with Tesla.
The global leader in the EV market also names four former staff members, who broke their NDAs and transferred “highly sensitive proprietary information” to their emails before starting their employment at Rivian. Tesla suspects there are at least two more culprits who have done the same.
Misappropriating Tesla’s competitively useful confidential information when leaving Tesla for a new employer is obviously wrong and risky. One would engage in that behavior only for an important benefit -- to use it to serve the competitive interests of a new employer,”https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-lawsuit-rivian
I have been rooting for Rivian but now I see that (if proven true) these allegations show that Rivian is in fact a bad actor and deserving of scorn.