Employee competition and confidentiality

Employee competition and confidentiality guidance:

The remedies available in cases involving attempts to enforce post-termination restrictions may conveniently be divided between: • interim remedies available before final...

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UPDATE: On 21 July 2019, following its consultation on ‘Confidentiality clauses: measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination’, the...

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The construction, or interpretation, of post-termination restrictions essentially follows the same rules of construction as are used in interpreting any other type of...

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The remedies available in cases involving attempts to enforce post-termination restrictions may conveniently be divided between: • interim remedies available before final...

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This Practice Note summarises key decisions on the enforceability of post-termination restrictions (restrictive covenants) in contracts of employment and...

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An order for delivery up is type of a mandatory injunction which can be used to compel the return of documents or other items wrongfully taken from the employer, within a...

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This Practice Note examines the steps an employer should consider before issuing substantive court proceedings, when faced with actual, threatened or suspected unlawful...

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The remedies available in cases involving attempts to enforce contractual duties and post-termination restrictions may conveniently be divided...

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Freezing orders were formerly known as Mareva injunctions, named after the claimant in one of the first cases in which such an injunction was granted. A freezing order is...

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In broad terms, putting an employee on 'garden leave' means the employer sending the employee home on full pay during the employee's notice period. It can be done when an...

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For a post-termination restriction to be enforceable by the employer, it first has to be a contractual term; that is, incorporated into a contract between the employer...

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The remedies available in cases involving attempts to enforce express and implied terms of the contract of employment in employee competition cases may conveniently be...

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As noted elsewhere (see Practice Note: Restraint of trade), a post-termination restriction will be unlawful, and therefore unenforceable, unless the party attempting to...

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This Practice Note considers the legal and practical issues that may arise when an employee wishes to leave his current employment and move to work for a competitor. The...

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This Practice Note examines the various types of post-termination restrictions (restrictive covenants) that are typically found in contracts of employment. The need for...

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Even if an employer is able to establish that it has a legitimate business interest to protect (see Practice Note: Legitimate business interest) it will only...

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