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Hi I'm a freelance graphic designer who works on an ad hoc basis for a marketing specialist.
I have been approached by a former client of hers to do some work for the company he has just moved to. I do not have a contract.
My boss says she owns the customer , so I cannot work directly for her customer even though he is now at a different organisation which has not used her company.
Thank you anyway Jo and for getting back to me
'Owning the customer' to her does not mean shareholder. She means she has spent quite a bit on advertising and lead generation.
As there is no contract there are no non compete restrictions written down - and therefore not signed.
Her view is that even if a former customer - or any contact of customer or former customer - were to contact me on my own website for work anywhere across the UK that it goes through her company.
I also offer some 'commissioning design' training - which she doesn't - and also says that any approach made to me (through my social media/ web) where the lead can be traced to her lead generation work - is her customer.
Very much appreciated - thank you.
You are welcome
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