Do you need to protect against your employees leaving you and then poaching your clients or customers?
At Hollingsworths we provide expert advice on the restrictive covenants contained within employment contracts - and can draft one for you if you business doesn't already have one.
Restrictive covenants can be enforced by employers against employees - provided that those contractual clauses are no wider than are necessary to protect the legitimate business interests of the employer. To be enforceable, the wording must be exactly right, so it's important that you have a carefully drafted clause in the employment contract.
We regularly advise both employers and employees on restrictive covenants in employment contracts, both before and after a dispute arises. We also give advice on their enforceability and can prevent employees from unlawfully competing with their former employers, including providing assistance with injunction applications.
Our experience in this area has included appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and we have particular knowledge of restrictive covenants in the financial services sector, where we advise financial advisers on their use.
To discover how Hollingsworths can help, please call us on 0116 204 7260 or complete the form below