So, if you people are generalizing in this thread (as in "most compani
+es do ...") they are just generalizing for the USA (and mean "most Am
+erican companies do ..."). The world doesn't stop at the US borders.
And I was pointing out that Alcatel is not an American company -- Just a European company perfectly happy to take advantage of USA laws to screw an ex-employee. You can back-pedal all you would like. If Alcatel, being a European company, was so friggin' wonderful they would have stopped the lawsuit.
Update: Oh as well, Europeans seem to have a short memory when they decide to beat up other areas practices. The industrial revolution in Europe wasn't all that long ago. The general enslavement of the Indian ( not "native American" ) population by the british. The general enslavement of the South Africans, as well as others, by the Dutch. Do European history books still include little facts like indebtured servitude? So the long history of corporations screwing employees, willing or enslaved, goes back to long before the USA ever got started.