Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against former executive April Anthony in state District Court in Dallas County, Texas for breach of her employment agreement with Encompass Health, including breach of non-competition and non-solicitation obligations, and for misappropriation of trade secrets.
The Company acted after recently learning from multiple sources that Ms. Anthony met in secret with employees, including senior executives, to encourage them to leave the Company to join a competing venture. These efforts began before Ms. Anthony left the Company’s employment and continued thereafter. Ms. Anthony took extraordinary steps to hide her activities, which were in direct violation of her contractual and other legal obligations.
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility–based and home–based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 144 hospitals, 249 home health locations, and 95 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high–quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.