What? Now we will start seeing Social Media related clauses in our Employment Contracts. Just thinking what will they read like?
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.
TEKsystems contends that Hammernik's actions were on behalf of her new employer and constituted a violation of the non-compete and non-solicitation contracts that she signed when joining TEKsystems as a recruiter in Jan. 2007.