Restrictive clauses in salesman’s employment contract too broad to be enforceable

Salesman who joined a competitor and lured away one of his former employer’s most lucrative accounts did nothing wrong
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Atlantic Business Interiors Ltd. v. Hipson, 2005 CarswellNS 51, 38 C.C.E.L. (3d) 1 (N.S. C.A.)

A salesman who joined a competitor and lured away one of his former employer’s most lucrative accounts did nothing wrong, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ruled.

Scott Hipson joined Atlantic Business Interiors (ABI) in 1994. A clause in his employment contract provided that he would not work in Nova Scotia, for one year after leaving the company, for a company engaged in a business similar to ABI.