• Can a company take any action if I contact their clients

Dear Sir/Madam I was work with a company now I have left it & working with another company as a sales executive. I have approach some of client of my last company & the have known it.

In my offer letter they written i cant work with their client for one year . So now can they take any action against me.
Asked 3 years ago in Business Law from Delhi, Delhi
Non-competition covenants are usually enforced by the courts if they are reasonable with respect to time and place and do not unreasonably restrict the former employee's right to employment.

yes action can be taken against you .  . if in your appointment letter it is specifically mentioned that you cant work for competitor for period of one year after leaving organisation your ex employer can sue you for damages.
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if offer letter says so then they can claim damages from you,normally they do not do this as they also understand that you will have to work in order to earn your living.
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Agree with experts, they can file a civil suit for damages against you before civil court
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If the letter of appointment contains an explicit mention of the fact that you cannot associate yourself professionally with any of the clients of your company for a period of one year then such a clause ranks sacrosanct and is legally enforceable. The company can sue you for monetary damages if you do not adhere to the same.
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