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  01/15/13, 11:11 am
We hired the office manager of a competitor for a sales position. The competitor is claiming that she cant' sell to any of his customers and that she printed and deleted all his files off the computer she worked on. He is threatening a law suit against her and us. She claims that she only deleted her personal stuff off of the computer. He is threatening to sue us because she knows his pricing and she is pursuing customers of his. Does he have a case?
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Fitzgerald Bramwell Says:

Jan 28,2013 2:26 PM

The answer to your question is "it depends." Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose whether they have a case based on the information you provided. Among the many fact-specific questions that will determine the answer will be the nature of the relationship between your current employee and her former employer. You may want to talk privately with an attorney about the specific facts of your case to determine an appropriate course of action.

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Heewon O'Connor Says:

Jan 15,2013 2:04 PM

You should have an attorney review the non-compete contract your employee signed. Depending on the facts and the language of the contract the competitor may have a case or not.


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