Employment Law

Drafting and enforcing post-termination restrictions

In some cases your former employer can limit the work you do, where you do it and who your new employer cannot be. If you are facing an injunction or your former employer has sent a letter threatening you with proceedings to stop you working, you must seek immediate advice.

Whether a restriction is enforceable or not will depend on the details of your contract and whether it was reasonable at the time you signed. The restriction can only be used to protect a legitimate business interest and go no further than is reasonably necessary to protect the business.

You are often given very little time to respond. Ignoring your employer’s threat or not treating it as urgent could expose you to potentially substantial costs.

It is vital you seek advice from us immediately. We can identify your rights and responsibilities to your former employer to help you reach the best and quickest resolution.