Mitac has been served with a High Court writ by the founder of its European operations, Eddy Lagrand, who was ousted from the firm in June last year.
Lagrand set up Mitac's UK arm 10 years ago from his own home, and is pursuing a settlement following his departure.
The former director has received no money from Mitac since June and is said to be looking for a six-figure sum.
Lagrand said he had no alternative other than to pursue Mitac through the courts and that his former employer had delayed its response for as long as possible at every stage. 'You would not expect a major international firm, quoted on the stock markets, to behave in such a manner,' he said.
'I'd prefer to sit around the table to find a solution, but that is not the way they want it. I intend to pursue Mitac vigorously.'
Lagrand has yet to find a full-time senior management position in the industry. He has been working as a freelance consultant.
A Mitac representative refused to comment as PC Dealer went to press.
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