Recruiter Mason Alexander looks to injunct three former staff

High Court case deferred as lawyers try to resolve issues between parties

 Mason Alexander seeks injunctions against three defendants restraining them breaching the post-termination restrictions in their contracts of employment. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Mason Alexander seeks injunctions against three defendants restraining them breaching the post-termination restrictions in their contracts of employment. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

 

A recruitment agency is seeking a High Court injunction restraining three former employees and a company using confidential information the agency says they acquired during their employment with it.

Mason Alexander Ltd, of Haddington Road, Dublin, seeks injunctions against Steven Bell, Parkview, Carrickhill, Portmarnock; John Clark, Palmerston Road, Ranelagh; and Brendan Hennessy, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, all Dublin. It also seeks an injunction against a data processing and hosting company, Spark Digital and Analytics Ltd, Palmerston Road, Ranelagh.

Earlier this week, the company was granted permission by the court to serve the injunction proceedings at short notice on the defendants.

Post-termination restrictions

When the case returned on Friday, Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds adjourned it for a further three weeks after being told efforts would be made in the meantime between lawyers on each side to resolve the matter.

Mason Alexander seeks injunctions against the first three defendants restraining them breaching the post-termination restrictions in their contracts of employment; from keeping, using or divulging, confidential information obtained during their employment and from keeping or using the agency’s intellectual property.

An order is also sought requiring them to return all documents, materials and related files relating to Mason Alexander’s business and clients.

The injunction against Spark Digital and Analytics seeks the return of all materials and restraining the keeping or using of intellectual property.