Perth tech company in defamation claim

30/09/2021 - 16:16

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WarpForge, the Perth company developing a hydrogen bus, has filed a defamation action against a former employee.

WarpForge has entered a deal with HYZON to develop a hydrogen bus.

WarpForge, the Perth company developing a hydrogen bus, has filed a defamation action against a former employee.

WarpForge managing director Grant Reynolds is suing former worker Marcin Gorecki for allegedly publishing misleading material about the company and Mr Reynolds.

Mr Gorecki started working with WarpForge on November 10, 2017, days after signing a confidentiality agreement with the company, a Supreme Court writ states.

It is alleged that in September 2020 Mr Gorecki published material on the employment website glassdoor.com.au about WarpForge and sent an email containing confidential information about the company.

Mr Gorecki is accused of "engaging in conduct that was misleading or deceptive" by publishing the material and effectively republishing it through “liking”, “commenting” and replying.

Mr Reynolds claims he is "suffering or continuing to suffer loss, damage in respect of each publication & republication described". 

Mr Reynolds is seeking an injunction preventing the Mr Gorecki from further publishing the material, costs, and damages for any economic loss.

In October 2020, WarpForge joined forced with US-based HYZON Motors to develop a new hydrogen bus.

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