Good Day We are small business in the Ca...

Asked by QuintonE on 22-06-2015 13:51:10
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 200.00

Good Day

We are small business in the Cape Town area.

One of our longest standing employees left the company in Feb 2015. This employee was working for the company since the ompany was founded about 10years ago.

It has come to our attention that this ex-employee has been contacting and servicing some of our current clients. This has had a financially negative impact on our business.
We have requested to meet with the ex-employee to settle the matter and requested that he does not contact our clients. Unfortunately, this ex-employee is not willing to meet with us nor is he willing to stop soliciting our clients.

Unfortunately, this ex-employee never signed a Employment Contract as he started working with the company prior to HR being established.
Our standard employment contract with all employees currently have a restraint of trade in place.

Kndly advise whether we can do anything to stop this ex-employee from soliciting our clients in te future?
Looking forward to your response.

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