News

February 13, 2018

IBM’s former HR boss sued for joining Microsoft


IBM

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, the Former Executive of International Business Machines Corp (IBM), was sued by the company for allegedly violating a one-year non-competitive agreement. She was recently named Microsoft Corp's new Chief Diversity Officer.

On February 12, in a lawsuit filed at a New York federal court, the IBM Company stated that highly confidential and sensitive information about IBM's diversity strategies, hiring targets, technologies and innovations were possessed by their ex-employee McIntyre, who "abruptly resigned to compete against IBM".

Neither Microsoft nor McIntyre were available for comment; even outside the regular business hours.

As per reports by Bloomberg, McIntyre has been barred by Judge Vincent Briccetti from moving to Microsoft temporarily.

IBM complained that McIntyre was using and disclosing, whether intentionally or not, its confidential and sensitive information which would place the company at a competitive disadvantage. As per her profile on social media, McIntyre was Human Resources VP and Chief Diversity Officer at IBM.

IBM said it sought to enforce McIntyre's non-competition agreement for the 12-month period and recover from her the equity compensation she has forfeited by "violating her contractual duties" to IBM.

In her defence, McIntyre’s lawyers told Bloomberg that IBM's diversity-related trade secrets are not valuable to Microsoft and McIntyre will not be able to use them in her new role.

Related Post

latest News

  • New roster system for case allocation adopted, all PILs to be heard by CJI

    Owing to the issue of selection of Judges, raised in the 4 Judge Press Conference, Chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has called in a new system...

    Read More
  • GOVERNMENT TO INTRODUCE MEASURES FOR FASTER RESOLUTION OF NPAS

    To deal with mounting bad loans (a loan where repayments are not being made as originally agreed between a borrower and lender and which may never be ...

    Read More
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai Banking and Debt Capital Partner Niloufer Lam Resigns

    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Mumbai Banking and Debt Capital Partner Niloufer Lam resigned from the firm.

    Read More