When an ex-employee becomes a competitor

Quebec decision underscores importance of reasonable non-competition clauses
By Patrick Goudreau
|Canadian Employment Law Today

On Aug. 26, 2003, the Quebec Court of Appeal rendered a ruling in

Re: Gestion Marie-Lou (St-Marc) inc. v. Lapierre

on whether or not an employee who resigns can solicit and target important clients of the former employer without violating fiduciary obligations imposed upon him under the law.