The case went better than expected. All eight of the employees who walked out of the the office that day nearly three years ago were all charged with breaking the noncompete section of the their contracts. Even though they had been warned that the large corporation would prosecute if they left and starting working for the competing smaller renewable energy company, the eight workers still left that day. They gave no prior notice and made no attempt to avoid the threatened legal actions. With their eye on the prize of the profits of a new start up company, they walked out, completely ignoring the advice of the large corporation’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Now, nearly three years later those eight employees found out that they really should have listened to the advice that CFO offered.