Restrictive Covenants

Post-termination restrictive covenants are contractual terms which restrict an employee’s activities after the termination of their employment.  Restrictive covenants are often found in contracts of employment and by signing up to them; employees are agreeing not to do certain things after their employment has ended.

Restrictive covenants are designed to protect the (former) employer against the (leaving) employee using any of the trade secrets or confidential information which they had access to during their employment whether for the benefit for themselves or for their new employer.

Common restrictive covenants include the following:
The consequences of breaching a valid restrictive covenant can be harsh and expensive.  Our employment law team have complete knowledge of restrictive covenants and are ideally positioned to advise you of any issues that may arise as a result of restrictive covenants in your employment contract.

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For more information, please contact our employment law team on 0161 834 2623.