A number of our former employees are continuing to contact customers through LinkedIn following the termination of their employment. Can we do anything to prevent this?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 April 2017
Julie Austin
McDowell Purcell

Social media contact ownership is an issue of increasing concern for many employers due to the risks regarding breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenants. Ownership of social media contacts is not regulated by law and can be factually complicated especially where many employees come to their employer with long established existing business-focused social media accounts such as LinkedIn and then add their new employer’s logo to assist creating new contacts which are then further built up over time.

Breaches of employee confidentiality and of restrictive covenants (such as

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Julie Austin
McDowell Purcell

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