(Original headline: Baidu sues former employees for violation of business restrictions. Labor arbitration committee rejected their request)
On June 21st, the Labor Dispute Arbitration Committee made a ruling and rejected pursuant to Article 23 of the Labor Contract Law of the People's Republic of China and Article 42 Clause 4 of the Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China. The arbitration application of Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
The Labor Dispute Arbitration Committee held that during the trial, Lee provided evidence of social insurance payment records, tax payment vouchers, labor contracts, etc. after January 2018, which clearly showed that he had established a labor relationship with an employer. The unit did not have any competitive relationship with Baidu. Therefore, Lee was not found to have violated the obligations of non-compete business. On this basis, Baidu’s above arbitration request was rejected. The labor dispute arbitration ended with Baidu losing.