US: Contractors hit with no-poach class action

An antitrust class-action complaint filed February 7 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio alleged a group of US government contractors entered into illegal no-poaching agreements with each other.

The class of current and former employees seeks damages and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs, who all worked at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe in Molesworth, England, claim their employers agreed not to hire each other’s employees, in violation of US antitrust laws including the Sherman Act and Clayton Act.

According to the plaintiffs, contractors routinely hired workers employed by subcontractors that were not parties to the no-poach agreement.

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