Hunt & Associates P.C.

Jun 18, 2012

Employees’ Duty of Loyalty to Their Employer: Another Route to Employee Liability

Employees owe a common law duty of loyalty to their employers.  During their employment an employee can’t solicit customers or other employees for a competing business without violating that duty and incurring liability to their employer.

The breach of that duty can become particularly significant when one or more employees plan to join or start a business in competition with their present employer.  Often employment agreements provide that the employee is obligated to not solicit … Read more