Wednesday, June 16, 2010

LinkedIn communications at center of unprecedented lawsuit - Computerworld

I’m surprised we haven’t seen more legal actions in this context

In a first-of-its kind lawsuit, an IT staffing firm has accused one of its former employees of violating the terms of her non-compete agreements through her conduct on LinkedIn.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Minnesota by TEKsystems Inc., charges former employee Brelyn Hammernik of soliciting TEKSystems' employees and clients using LinkedIn.

The lawsuit alleges that after Hammernik left TEKsystems in Nov. 2009, she "communicated" with at least 20 TEKSystems contract employees and "connected" with about 16 of them using the LinkedIn professional network.

LinkedIn communications at center of unprecedented lawsuit - Computerworld

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