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Non Solicitation Clauses in Employment Contracts Can Work

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The High Court has ruled that a clause in the contract of employment of a business development director which restrained him  from approaching his former employer’s customers for six months following the termination of his employment was “reasonable and wholly enforceable”. Accordingly, the ex-employee was ordered to pay £50,000 in damages as compensation for the loss of revenue suffered by his employer due to his solicitation of customers in breach of the clause.
 

hlw Keeble Hawson LogoBarry Warne, Head of Employment at hlw Keeble Hawson commented that “this case graphically reinforces that appropriately drafted non solicitation clauses in senior employees’ contracts are effective and do work”.

If you would like advice on these or any other provisions in your contracts with your employees, please contact Barry Warne on the following on 0114 276 5555 or barrywarne@hlwkeeblehawson.co.uk
 

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