Christmas is often a period when Directors take an extended break to recharge their batteries and spend time with their families. It can also be a period where rogue employees take advantage of the absence of senior personnel to do damage to their employer’s business.
A case that I was involved in started with a remote employee handing in his notice immediately prior to the Christmas break and our client receiving notice immediately after the Christmas break that 62 of its clients who were serviced by the remote employee were moving to another provider who the client believed (correctly as it turned out) were going to be the new employer of their employee.
What steps should you take to ensure that your business can protect itself if it were to face this type of scenario?
Phil Clarke is a Partner at Eaton Smith LLP specialising in Dispute Resolution. He has particular interests in contractual disputes, litigation arising out of corporate transactions, employer/ employee disputes and partnership disputes.