ual’s business and contacts their customers (or prospective customers) may be violating this law. A special case of tortuous interference called “Tortuous Interference with Prospective Advantage” is available in some states to punish those who seek to damage one’s ability to find and retain new customers.
It would not appear that this falls into the area you are asking about. She does have the right to open the email. I don't think I would be too concerned, but it never hurts to ask your legal counsel (if available) what all this entails.
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y case I got an email from the President of the company stating this and also threatening me with legal action. She said she would bring legal charges against me and my firm for tortuous interference with the right to conduct business if I don't stop headhunting employees from her company. This was the first time I emailed anyone from her company and the email was not intended for her yet she still opened up and read its content. My question is has anyone had this happen to them and does a case like this have any merit in court? Thank you and I look forward to participating on this site more frequently.
ous interference with the result being a big honker of a lawsuit filed by company A, which they will likely win. Yes they have to prove it but that is not too difficult since people talk pretty freely under oath in a deposition.
The same risk of litigation would exist if company A overtly asked a third party recruiter
To target the sales force of one of their competitors. Somewhat more difficult to prove but add collusion to the mix if it is discovered and litigated.
Not something I would want to be a party to and if anyone on my staff were involved in this sort of action I would fire them on the spot. Forget the legal possibilities, it sinks of dirty business to me.…
cle, is to ignore everything until you actually get a letter from a lawyer. Business people threaten lawsuits all the time, but the expense is usually not worth it, and tortuous interference is a joke - everyone always throws it out.
The best bet is not to rile the person up. Ignore their e-mail (though you should archive it), and continue on your merry way until someone actually files suit.
If businesses could stop us from headhunting at their firms, none of us would be in business. Something to keep in mind - it's generally not bad to pay a lawyer $500-$1000 to be on retainer should ever need one quickly. But there's no reason to do anything but laugh in this case.…
he person couldn't do legal recruitment in DC and we were an IT firm with no intention of working in the legal field.
His ex employer sued him regardless because she wanted to punish him for leaving even though it was clear that he wasn't breaking his non-compete. My company was also sued for Tortuous Interference.
It was an ugly, messy, distracting and expensive situation to deal with. Despite it not being fair, we still had to fight it and it cost us $10,000 to solve.
I would advise caution in sourcing again from this company as they don't have to be legally right to sue, they just nee the money and will power to cause you to respond to the suit.
I hope this helps.
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disciplined enough to go to school, keep up with their studies, and participate in a few extra-curricular programs such as sports or fine arts can be taxing on a mother-daughter relationship. Throw into that their growing independence and the strain can be almost unbearable. And clearly, I have mellowed or I have gotten better at being a mother of teenagers because it has certainly become easier.
I remember being sixteen, myself. I remember learning to drive and my father having an incredible amount of patience as he taught me the in's and out's driving a stick-shift, God bless him. I remember getting my first real job - you know, the first time the government got their hands on "my" hard-earned money? I remember the angst of trying to break away from my parents; developing my own line of thinking was tortuous. I remember falling in love for the first time and the ensuing heartbreak. Sixteen is a wondrous time and I would never go back, unless I could go back knowing what I know now.
Imagine going back to the first "real" job you ever held, knowing what you now know. I worked at a ladies' apparel shop called Stuart's. Sadly, most of my paycheck went right back into the store - as a young woman, it was very difficult to resist the urge to buy clothing whenever I had a little extra cash. But if I went back, knowing what I know now? I'd be managing that store and we would have the best quarter ever. That particular store has since long closed, as have most of the surrounding stores, except the K-Mart down the road a piece.
If only? A question I have often posed when reflecting on my past life, past work, and past loves. Glad to be where I am now, knowing what I know now. Maybe we should celebrate a coming of age every sixteen years? If that were the case, I will be celebrating my third coming of age birthday in a few weeks. Taking with me what I have learned, and making my next sixteen the best. Good to know and good to share with my daughter as she faces three more years of high school and the rest of her life. "It only gets better..."
Yes, we face struggles and yes, there have been difficult times, and there will be more, to be sure. But every day that passes, our knowledge and level of experience deepens. I like to think of my "life" as a resume. Everything that happens, every triumph I conquer, every goal I reach puts me in a different wage bracket, increases my level of experience, expands my skill set, and proves I can do the job of life, and I'm darn good at it.
I guess I'm just wondering who I go to for a raise?