Corporate espionage alleged in railway dispute

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By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Canada’s two major railway companies are engaged in a feud over alleged corporate espionage, illustrating the challenges for employers when employees leave — and competition and confidentiality are on the line.


Canadian National Railway (CN) is alleging one of its former employees shared secret customer information with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) to help lure clients and win market share, according to the Globe and Mail.