How can I stop a former employee from commandeering my clients to him?

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How can I stop a former employee from commandeering my clients to him?

I have a corporation and use a Facebook account to promote that business. A former employee, who was an administrator of that account, after leaving my employment removed me as administrator and I have had no access since. He has now commandeered that account for his own purposes. My problem is that he is blatantly displaying pictures with the name of my business and his personal cellphone number, thus, anyone seeing those pictures and wanting to contact my company will get him and he can steer that business to himself. Facebook do not respond to my complaints. There is no point in politely asking him to remove the pictures because he is a moron.

Asked on December 22, 2013 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You can sue him and get a restraining order and a permanent injunction to stop him from doing this and force him to give you back control over your own Facebook account.  You can also sue for damages you have suffered as a result of his conduct.  This is intentional interference with business relationship and misappropriation of your business name.  Depending on your state's laws, there should be multiple causes of action.  Seek out an attorney who handles business disputes.


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