recently the manager from my company left she was given a severance package and part of that was for her not to contact staff. this was not relayed to us and some members of staff have spoken to her but nothing has came back that they have breached confidentiality.
i myself had a fantastic working relationship with her but the new manager has now made us sign a document to say that we can not contact her or else we face disciplinary. what i am trying to find out is can my company prevent staff from speaking to an ex member of staff even if this was a simple hello hope your well and can they threaten staff with disciplinary?
thanks in advance.