Soliciting Customers

An employee can notify customers that he/she is severing his/her business relationship with you and engaging in business for himself/herself, even before the employee resigns.1 However, an employee, during employment, owes you a duty of diligent and faithful service, and thus cannot solicit customers before leaving employment.2 With the exception of solicitation using a former employer’s trade secrets, an employee generally is free to solicit customers of his/her former employer after he/she resigns.3

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