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Without a non solicitation or non compete what is a reasonable amount of time before contacting former customers in order to avoid action concerning interference in the state of va?

Lawyer's Assistant: Was the non-compete agreement discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

There is none

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?

At will. Salaried

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

A competing business has been created.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok thanks. I understand.
Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Without a non compete or non solicitation agreement there is no legal prohibition to contacting former customers.

So long as the ex employee has left employment, they are free to contact the their old customers.

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No thanks. This is fine. I prefer typing
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I understand - but there has been a threat based on “interference” so we are curious if there would be a reasonable amount of time to wait which would look favorable to the ex employee who has started a competing business.
Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

There is a cause of action called intentional interference with contract, but it requires "wrongful" or illegal conduct on your part.

If the contract is "at will" it is cancellable by the customer and the market controls.

So, I do not see that as a claim they could likely prevail with.

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