Asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: A former employer of mine is threatening to sue me claiming I took work from the company and wants repayment.

A former employer of mine is threatening to sue me claiming I took work from the company and wants repayment for lost business to the company. I am trying to find out if they have any ground to stand on with that claim. I never "stole" work from the company, on 3 occasions after a customer told me that they did not want to do business with my employer due to it being too expensive, I offered to come out and do work for them on my own time, separate from the company at a more affordable price. My past employer has no way of tracking any of these claims, it is only from word of mouth either from customers or other employees. do they have any legal ground to stand on to sue me?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Possibly. Depends in part on any employment agreement you had. Also depends on whether your customer was an actual customer of your former employer at the time.

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