Ontario executive misled former employer when he left, but restrictive covenants covered industry knowledge and customers too broadly
Every employer fears the moment that a high-level executive departs for a competitor. With such exits in mind, employers frequently rely upon restrictive covenants to protect their business interests. However, as affirmed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Camino Modular Systems Inc. v. Kranidis, broad and overly restrictive covenants that protect more than an employer’s proprietary interests may not be the answer.
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