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Poaching Employees & Employee Raiding

If Your Business Needs to Bring Nonpoaching Litigation Against a Texas Competitor, Our Attorneys can Help

When an employee leaves your company and goes to work for a competitor, you may find a steady drain of your employees to that same competitor. Employee poaching or raiding is unfortunately very common. You put time and money into hiring and training your employees. You have every right to stop your competitors from luring your best employees away.

At Key Harrington Barnes PC, we have developed effective strategies for addressing the problem of employee raiding. Our Texas attorneys have experience with non-poaching litigation and know how to hold your competitors accountable for their behavior. Our firm is dedicated to helping employers avoid issues with litigation government regulation while running a profitable business that benefits you and your employees.

Cherry Picking Your Workforce

A former employee who goes to work for the competition knows who the best workers are. He or she can help your competitor target certain employees for recruitment, creating a potential "brain drain" from your company.

State law allows for tortious interference with a contract, meaning if one party deliberately causes another to breach a contract with a third party, the third party has grounds for litigation. Our lawyers will evaluate your situation to see if your competitor is deliberately poaching your employees and enforce any contractual obligations you have, such as nonsolicitation or noncompete agreements. We can also help you structure such agreements to prevent employee raiding in the future.

Your Employees are the Lifeblood of Your Business — Do not let Them be Sapped Away

Call our office in Dallas at (214) 615-7925 or send us an email to schedule your confidential consultation regarding employee poaching. Our firm offers reasonable fees and retainers to help employers who cannot afford full-time in-house counsel.

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