Can a former employer legally ask me not to make contact with people that I met at work while still employed?

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Can a former employer legally ask me not to make contact with people that I met at work while still employed?

Asked on February 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Absent some sort of agreement that you may have enrtered into regarding this matter, your employer has no right to stop you from contacting your fellow co-workers off of the work premises (they can prohibit you , however, from entering the premises). That having been said, it could fire any employee who has contact with you (again absent any employment contract, union agreement, etc. to the contrary).


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