Casey, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: Is there a law holding a company Liable for poaching or stealing another companies employees by spreading lies

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James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The answer depends on the exact circumstances. Several possibilities suggest themselves. One is that the offender may be engaging in the tort (a civil wrong creating liability) of slandering the business reputation of the victim company. Another is that the offender may be engaging in the tort of interfering with the contractual rights of the victim company to continue enjoying its contractual employer/employee relationship with its workers. Whether either of these applies in this case depends on a lawyer knowing more facts than you presented in your question. It's possible more liability on different bases can be established if more facts are known.

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