Many employers seek to prevent their employees from approaching or dealing with their customers and staff, or from going to work for a competitor, after the end of the employment relationship.
Employers will often attempt to include restrictive covenants in their employees’ contracts of employment to prevent this, and may try to enforce restrictions when the employment relationship ends and the employee moves on to a new employer.
Breaching enforceable restrictive covenants can have serious consequences. If in doubt contact Furley Page for legal advice on your options before taken action which could be deemed to be in breach.
We can advise you on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in a contract you have been offered or one that you are already working under. We can also provide tactical advice and representation if a former employer is threatening or has commenced legal action against you in relation to restrictive covenants.
This is a specialist area and we have a number of solicitors who practice regularly in this field.