Usually forming part of an employment contract, restrictive covenants refer to terms which restrict your activities once you leave a business.
The covenants are typically enforceable for a specific amount of time following the termination of your employment and often include agreements such as:
- You will not compete with your employer
- You will not approach or deal with their customers
- You will not approach or employ their staff
- You will not disclose confidential information
Not all restrictions are enforceable by the courts and the courts will assess whether the restrictions were necessary to protect the employer’s business interests or whether they are unnecessarily restrictive.
If you find yourself about to enter into a restrictive covenant, are currently subject to restrictive covenants, or a former employer alleges you are in breach of restrictive covenants, our team of employment experts can advise you on your options and the best course of action.
To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements, contact us.
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