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Non-competition clause struck down
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2007

Two former employees of an Ontario company can work for a competitor despite an agreement to the contrary, but they can’t contact the company’s clients for one year or disclose information about the company, according to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Rob Bryans and Adam Kennedy signed a proprietary rights agreement when they joined Trapeze Software that stated they could not work for a competitor or solicit Trapeze clients for 12 months nor disclose confidential information.

The two men resigned in late 2006 to accept positions with a company they claimed was not a competitor.