If your business has employees who deal closely with clients or have access to confidential and proprietary information, you’ll likely want to try to restrict them from being able to leave and go straight to a competitor or solicit your clients. Without express provisions in the form of restrictive covenants in their employment contracts, you’ll have minimal options to protect your business when key employees leave.
Legal advice is, therefore, essential to drafting, editing and enforcing restrictive covenants. As an employer, you must show that the covenant goes no further than is reasonably necessary to protect their business.
We advise employers on drafting enforceable covenants and seek urgent court injunctions to prevent former staff from using confidential information or soliciting clients.
We recommend that you seek advice when you are taking on new employees. The fair guidance we offer will be tailored to your individual needs and requirements as we know that every business is different and will face different challenges in the workplace and beyond.