All workers have access to company trade secrets and special equipment. But employers don't usually tolerate workers walking out with the goods. So, John Sahag Ltd., an upscale Manhattan-based hair salon that caters to celebs, has slapped a lawsuit against a former stylist, accusing her of taking "color formula cards" to her new job.
According to the lawsuit, which was first reported on by the New York Daily News, Reyna Garcia last month moved to a rival salon, Metodo Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa, but brought with her the "precise formula" of hair dyes preferred by clients and their contact information.
Don't laugh. This is no petty theft from the local barber shop. Sahag's celebrity clientele -- which reportedly include Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez -- pay $300 to $375 for hair treatments at Sahag, according to New York Magazine. And at the time Garcia, 33, left Sahag, she was thought to be working with anywhere between 200-400 clients. So if all the clients jumped ship after coming for a cut once a month, the financial loss could be as heavy as $150,000 a month. Sahag is seeking unspecified damages.
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