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(3) Trade connections

| Commentary

(3)     Trade connections

An employer is entitled to protect its trade connections. This means the connections, or relationships, which have been built up between an employee and their employer's trade partners, including most commonly its customers or clients, but may also include suppliers and other business connections.

By attempting to restrain the solicitation of those trade connections, the employer will seek to guard against the ability of the employee to take advantage of their personal knowledge and influence over those trade connections, obtained as a result of their employment, and while using the employer's resources.

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