Protection plays a key role in the success of your business.
Protecting your confidential information, client details and key employees is an essential requirement of any business. Post-termination restrictions (restrictive covenants) and confidentiality clauses are two ways in which businesses can safeguard their interests.
These must be carefully drafted to maximise the chances that they will be enforceable should they ever need to be relied upon. In serious cases, High Court injunctive litigation can prevent an ex-employee damaging your business. A well-drafted clause can also act as a deterrent for any former employee from pursuing such a course of action.
Our expert Employment Solicitors can help you protect your business both at the time of drafting contracts of employment and further down the line should these clauses need to be relied upon to protect your business. To discuss how you can safeguard your company’s most valuable information, contact us today.
Restrictive covenants are clauses written into employment contracts that typically prevent an employee from working for a competing business within a certain period of time after they leave your company. A restrictive covenant may also prohibit an ex-employee from dealing with your customers after they have resigned.
Confidentiality clauses included in an employment contract provide an extra level of protection against current and former employees disclosing confidential information, including client databases, business plans and financial data, to third parties.
High Court injunction
An injunction can be sought from the High Court to prohibit a former employee from breaching or continuing to breach a restrictive covenant. In deciding whether to grant the injunction, the Court will consider the enforceability of the restrictions, the financial circumstances of the parties and the conduct of those involved.
How can Partners Employment Lawyers help?
Our Employment Lawyers regularly help corporate clients protect their most valuable information by drafting robust restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses. We work in partnership with the highly experienced solicitors at Excello Law who can represent you in an application to the High Court for an injunction if an employee has or is likely to violate a post-termination clause.
Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality Advice London
Our Employment Lawyers are based in London and work with business clients operating throughout England. For advice and legal services relating to protecting your business’ assets, contact our approachable and professional team – call 0207 374 6546 now or contact us online.