Competitive actions by employees through intermediaries: imputation of liability and restrictive covenants


Under Section 7 Austrian Employment Act, employees cannot, while employed and without their employer's consent, operate a commercial business or conclude commercial transactions in their employer's line of business.

In his recent article Jakob Widner discusses the decision of the Austrian Supreme Court in which the court decides whether the statutory prohibition also covers such competitive actions by employees through intermediaries or whether only the employees themselves have the standing to be sued by their employer.

ILO-Newsletter, dd. 4 November, 2020

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Mag. Jakob Widner

LL.M. (NYU) Partner