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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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I was an employee at the time not a contractor!

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I was an employee at the time not a contractor!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
How can we assist?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could they take legal action against me?
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
CustomerI was an employee at the time not a contractor!10 Jul 2015, 9:15 AMMeHow can we assist?10 Jul 2015, 9:17 AMCustomercould they take legal action against me?
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
This is all i can see.I need information about your problem?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
rumors are going around! i didn't give the detail with any intent i'm worried that if my name has been linked to this with the wrong intentions!!!
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
I cannot advise if i have no info sadly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Daniel, sorry for the confusion I have just realised that you are not the person that I was talking to this morning, below is the conversation we had prior to your involvement. Can you please confirm my situation as I was an employee of the company when this occurred not a contractor and am concerned that I could be in a bad situation.Hi i live in western australia and have recently finished working in the office of a direct sales company that employs commission only sales reps. A few weeks before i finished i had given one of the sales reps a list of their own sales. That rep also left the company and has been contacting customers on the list and getting them to cancel the order and go with her new employer. I have not been contacted by anyone regarding this but have heard that staff are talking about me.....What is my position?
09 July 2015 08:15
Leon
Solicitor
Good Morning,
My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
Does this person work for you?
10 July 2015 04:48
No, she works for a different company in a different industry from where i now work.
10 July 2015 06:29
Leon
Solicitor
Good Morning.
Were you under a confidentiality agreement not to provide the details to anyone? Did she have access to the information you provided her without your assistance or was it only through you she could have accessed it?
10 July 2015 06:33
No confidentiality agreement. She was not able to access info herself.
10 July 2015 06:35
Leon
Solicitor
Good Morning
There is very little they can do then and they will have to sue her to stop her doing what she is doing.
This is a very tricky area of law. As a contractor you have no obligation to the company but if they can bring you under the corporations Act you have a problem.
It is not an easy thing for them to do but if they start proceedings you have to be prepared to defend them.
But based on the little information you have provided I suspect they will have a problem.
I hope this makes sense and is of assistance. if there is nothing further
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If I have missed anything, or you have any further questions please let me know
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Regards
Leon
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your response!
even though i realize i have done something wrong! which was not my intent! do I talk to them about it!!!

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