I've seen some pretty intense contracts employees must sign before starting work for a company. Some have very vague statements like "agree to abide by our code of ethics". My question is when can a company sue or take legal action against an employee, that goes beyond firing them? For example if an employee circumvents the firewall (e.g. with a proxy) and views pornography at work and gets caught, can they be suede for it?
I used to work for a fortune 50 company and they had a list of software that you can install, for example you weren't allowed to install software made by competitors or if the source code is in dispute. If I had accidentally installed something that wasn't on this list on my work computer, could I be sued?