Employer’s Aggressive Letter to Clients Concerning a Departing Employee Backfires

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  • January 22, 2020

Employer’s Aggressive Letter to Clients Concerning a Departing Employee Backfires

In this issue of the Canadian Employee Competition Update, which is attached, an employer’s aggressive letter to clients concerning a departed employee backfires. The Court awards the employee $60,000 in general damages in his counterclaim for defamation. The former employer improperly asserted in a letter to clients and others that the employee was in breach of fiduciary duties and was lawfully obliged to cease soliciting them or providing services.

This article and others can also be found at www.competingemployee.com, the Canadian Employee Competition Blog. The site also contains a comprehensive review of the law concerning restrictive covenants in Canada.

Link to the update is here: https://competingemployee.com/?page_id=132#Alberta%20Computers