Watch: What kind of restrictions can an employment contact contain?

Posted 13th March 2018

Written by Oliver Hebdon - Solicitor

Oliver Hebdon discusses employment contract restrictions.

Oliver Hebden Solicitor Newtons Stokesley

 

Transcript: At its most extreme, [an employment contract] can include a non-competing clause, which essentially prevents (or seeks to prevent) an employee from joining a competitor for a certain period of time after they’ve left that particular company.

Below that you can get what are called non-dealing clauses, or non-poaching clauses, which seek to prevent an ex-employee from dealing with customers, suppliers or sometimes staff for a period after they leave. Non-poaching is similar, but it stops the enticement of either customers or suppliers.

 

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