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NSW Previous Employer Still Using My Email Signature - What To Do?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Mark Linnane, 15 December 2014.

  1. Mark Linnane

    Mark Linnane Member

    15 December 2014
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    My previous employer is sending emails to my clients using my name in the signature section and a return email address suggesting that I am still working there. I have pasted a copy of the recent email a client has forwarded onto me. This would have gone out to hundreds of clients.

    What is my legal position here? Is this a breach of employment law?

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  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

    16 July 2014
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    Hi Mark,

    I suggest you write a formal letter to your employer requesting them to immediately stop using your electronic signature and your name in association with their company in any way. If this does not work, you may need to complain to the Fair Work Ombudsman and see if they are able to resolve your dispute. If not, you will need to seek an injunction from court.
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