Off the Rails

Robert Dean
Date uploaded:
01 Dec 2006

The easiest way for ex-employees to begin business in competition with their ex-employer is to take with them, when they leave, copies of their ex-employer's client details, such as name, address, telephone number and product history.There is no common law doctrine of “unfair competition" in Australia, but there is a mosaic of laws which can be used to protect employers in these circumstances. These laws are much more effective if the employer has undertaken preventative action before its secrets walk out the door.

Other papers by Dr Robert Dean
A Right to Privacy? (2004)
Automatic Crystallisation of a Floating Charge (1984)
Corporations - increasing power to Canberra? (2008)
Restraint or restriction of trade? (2015)
Sex, videotape and the law (2009)
Unnatural Injustice (1984)

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