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IBM sues former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre hired by Microsoft

Bloomberg reported that Judge Vincent Briccetti temporarily barred McIntyre from moving to Microsoft

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Business Machines (IBM) Corp sued its former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was named Microsoft Corp’s new chief diversity officer over the weekend, alleging violation of a McIntyre, who “abruptly resigned to compete against IBM,” was in possession of highly about IBM’s diversity strategies, hiring targets, technologies and innovations, IBM said in the lawsuit filed in a on Monday. Microsoft was not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.

McIntyre was not reachable for comment. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that Judge Vincent Briccetti temporarily barred McIntyre from moving to Microsoft. IBM complained that McIntyre using and disclosing, whether intentionally or not, its would place the company at a competitive disadvantage. McIntyre was human resources VP and chief diversity office at IBM, according to her LinkedIn profile. 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.

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 01:11 IST
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