Ownership of LinkedIn Contacts

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 31 July 2015
Jennifer Cashman
Ronan Daly Jermyn

One of our key employees has handed in her notice. She has made a huge amount of contacts on LinkedIn during her time with the company and we do not want her to bring that information with her to her new employer, who competes with our business. How do we handle it?

Jennifer Cashman writes:

The question of ownership of LinkedIn contacts is determined by many factors, to include the following:

* Are there contractual clauses or a Social Media Policy in being?

* Who created the account containing the contacts and why was the account created?

* Was the account created prior to or during employment?

*

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today
This article is correct at 06/10/2015
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Jennifer Cashman
Ronan Daly Jermyn

The main content of this article was provided by Jennifer Cashman. Contact telephone number is +353 21 480 2700  or email jennifer.cashman@rdj.ie

View all articles by Jennifer Cashman