Nothing can be more damaging to a business than a former employee that fails to abide by the terms of its employment agreement with respect to restrictive covenants and non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and confidentiality provisions.
If your business is losing customers, clients or revenue (or is threatened with the loss of customers, clients or revenue), it's likely advantageous to take legal action against your former employee. Our Tampa business attorneys and Tampa contract lawyers are oftentimes asked to represent companies against their former employees in these types of legal disputes.
In such instances, our Tampa business attorneys and Tampa contract lawyers seek temporary injunctive relief at the outset of the litigation matter in an attempt to convince a judge to "maintain the status quo" and forbid the former employee from poaching a businesses' customers and/or client base.
Sometimes, it is advantageous for a former employer who is suing a former employee to sue the former employee's new employer as well - typically when the new employer is aware of the non-compete provisions that govern the relationship between the former employer and former employee, and the new employer is accepting clients that were formerly serviced by the former employee while employed by the former employee. Complicated as it may seem, this type of suit is called a tortious interference with a business relationship case.
At the same time, our Tampa business attorneys and Tampa contract lawyers counsel businesses to be aware that while restrictive covenants are enforceable in Florida, they should be narrowly tailored to protect a legitimate business interests and not be overly broad or overreaching.
Thus, our Tampa business attorneys and Tampa contract lawyers also handle cases on behalf of former employees of companies who are being sued by a former employer, despite the fundamental unfairness of a non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure or confidentiality provisions.
If you are in need of a Tampa business attorney, Tampa contract lawyer, Tampa lease lawyers or Tampa real estate attorney to review, negotiate or prepare your contract or handle your business, real estate or commercial transaction, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Restrictive Covenant and Tortious Interference Cases
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