Our client was sued by his previous employer for £277,240 for breach of express and implied terms of his employment contract. In particular, it was alleged that he had breached his duties of faith and fidelity, had taken confidential information and had approached and solicited clients in competition with his previous employer as well as enticing five employees to leave with him.
We advised our client that his actions did leave him in a difficult situation. However, through demonstrating that the previous employer had known about their ex-employee’s actions and had chosen to do nothing about them previously, the case was seen off.
This outcome was a huge relief for our client as a finding against him or a necessity for him to settle would have certainly bankrupted him.