Our employment law experts delivered the third in a series of online employment webinars on Wednesday 16 November. This covered ‘Competing, poaching and earning a living – when is a restrictive covenant enforceable?’ with the aim to give HR professionals, business leaders and employees an insight into the use of restrictive covenants in the workplace.
Rhian Radia, Partner and Head of the Employment team, and Marianne Johnson, Solicitor, addressed the use of restrictive covenants in the workplace, from the perspectives of both employers and employees.
Restrictive covenants are used to protect a business’ interests or confidential information when an employee leaves. For example, they may restrict where an individual can work in the future, who they can work for and what they are able to do in their dealings going forward with any clients or contacts.
Rhian said: “This is a complex area of employment law and as such it is very important that employers and employees understand the implications and potential consequences of breaching restrictive covenants, which can be both costly and severe”.
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The content of this event should not be considered legal advice and each matter should be considered on a case-by-case basis.