A recent case on Restrictive Covenants: Episode 52

Restrictive Covenants

When can you restrict an employee from working for a competitor? 

In this weeks’ episode I bring you a recent case which reiterates the importance of getting your restrictive covenants right from the outset and on regularly reviewing the terms to make sure they are relevant. It is better to be proactive than leave it too late.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The facts of the case;
  • Why the employer was seeking an injunction against a leaving employee;
  • What the arguments were for an against the restrictive covenants;
  • What the Judge decided;
  • Why you need to seek specialist advice about your contracts.

Action Points

  1. Check if you have any restrictive covenants in employee contracts;
  2. Check what your contracts say about confidential information;
  3. Get a free review of your current restrictive covenants by emailing alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk .

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Helpful Information & Links

Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Thornton – High Court 2016

Recent article about Restrictive Covenants

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