LG and Samsung sued for personeelsafspraken
LG and Samsung have been sued by a former employee of LG, because the two companies an agreement would have where it is established that they are each other’s personnel will not pilfer.
That reports the Wall Street Journal Tuesday. By the agreement, the wages at the two South Korean techgiganten artificially kept low, claims the former sales manager in a lawsuit in San Francisco.
According to the ex-employee, he was as an LG employee on LinkedIn approached by a recruiter who gave him a job at Samsung wanted to offer. Later sent to the recruiter him a message that this would not be possible, because the two companies “have an agreement that they are each other’s employees not steal”.
The lawsuit wants the former employee also other victims represent.
The case is reminiscent of an earlier lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, which have similar personeelafspraken would have made. A group of more than 64,000 programmers for those companies managed to get a settlement of 415 million dollar to win in that case.