Protecting Client Relationships from Ex-Employees

If you are a business owner, when was the last time you checked the anti-solicitation provisions of your sales force’s  employment contracts?

A recent decision issued by the U.S. District Court demonstrate the significance of such agreements. In Agero Admin. Service Corp. v. Campolo, et al. 18-12643-RWZ, Judge Rya Zobel, granted a preliminary injunction barring a former employee from soliciting clients. (read decision here). The court found that there was sufficient merit to the Agero’s claims that the former employee would attempt to solicit its clients, entitling it to a preliminary injunction barring the ex-employee from working with a competitor.

Since customer lists are an essential asset to any business, your employment agreements  ought to protect you if your employee decides to leave the company. Contact us to review your agreements to ensure that you are adequately protected.

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