Restrictive Covenants

16 July 2015

Redkite Solicitors receives many enquiries from businesses regarding the enforceability of Restrictive Covenants. For example, your contract might include a clause that states an employee cannot poach your staff and/or clients for several months after they have left employment. Only to find out within a couple of weeks that other members of staff have left to follow this individual and key clients have cancelled their contracts and the ex-employee is now providing those goods or services in competition with your business.

Where Restrictive Covenants are enforceable unfortunately the cost involved prevents businesses taking out injunctions and bringing a claim for damages.

However, our Employment Protection Insurance covers the legal costs of issuing claims where Employers want to pursue these breaches.

For more information and a quote please contact the Head of our Employment Team Hannah Dahill on 01267 239 483 or by email at hannah.dahill@redkitelaw.co.uk.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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