On Friday, more than 1,300 employees of London-based Aviva Investors walked into their offices, strolled over to their desks, booted up their computers and checked their emails, only to learn the shocking news: They would be leaving the company.
“I am required to remind you of your contractual obligations to the company you are leaving,” the email said. “You have an obligation to retain any confidential information pertaining to Aviva Investors operations, systems and clients.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and wish you all the best for the future,” said the letter.
This email was sent to Aviva’s worldwide staff.