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1. I received an email from my previous employer that had the Employee handbook and NDA attached and said:
"These documents prohibit you from hiring our employees, working with our clients, and or competitors. We feel that a material breach has occurred and we are taking all steps necessary to protect our interests under our agreements."
2. Bunting Graphics. I am a consultant, I build databases. Usually I work as a consultant but I was hired as an employee by Bunting Graphics. I left there in September of 2010.
3) Are they alleging that breached a non-compete, or something similar?
As noted above. And I don't see where the item about hiring employees is in there, though I may be missing it. The are also aleging that I am not permitted to work for one of their clients (they are bringing a suit against the client I am told).
4). What are my options? I would still like to hire Teresa but I'm not sure that I can if it will cost me money in a lawsuit. I would also like to continue to work with the client if possible.
Thank you for the response. The non-compete issue is clear enough. My situation is very similar to All-Pak v Johnston. As far as I am concerned this issue is moot.
Regarding the employee, I will have to review the documents again, I just don't see that clause.
Thank you for your help.
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