Old firm stopping another firm from hiring it's employee's or former employee's
My old firm (lets call them S) is apparently litigating with a firm that I have applied with (let's call them T) to stop them from hiring “S's” current and or former employee's. The role I have applied for with T was a inbound (phone) registered rep role, primarily customer service, not sales. Although a registered rep, my role with my former employer was support, I did not have outside client contact, no client book, contacts etc. Per my former firm “S”, a rep who was hired by “T” actively recruited additional employees from “S” to “T” while still with “S” violating the confidentially agreement. I was not recruited by this alleged person. However “T” has decided to be a “good neighbor” or avoid a hassle with “S” and has suspended the hiring of anyone with or formerly with “S” including me. This seems incredibly UN-American to restrict one's opportunities in this way especially with non sales, support staff, registered rep's without clients etc. Basically the finance industries equivalent of “blue collar” worker bee's. What if anything can I do?
I gather if T chose not to hire you then there's nothing further to consider. It is T's choice and it appears they're choosing to avoid any further litigation by hiring an S employee.