Wherever you are across England, we can identify your rights and responsibilities to your former employer and act on your behalf to help you reach the best and quickest resolution.
today for advice on restrictions post-employment.
In some cases your former employer can limit the work you do, where you do it and who your new employer can't be.
Whether you are looking to set up on your own or join a competitor, it is likely you have acquired an insight into your employer's business which might include commercially sensitive and confidential information. We will help you know where you stand.
The most common types of restriction are:
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.
Many employers will see this kind of potential breach of contract as very serious and try to stop you from damaging their business interests. 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 legal advice from an employment law expert.
You are usually only given a short time to respond to the threat of court proceedings. It is crucial you get specialist advice immediately - it is very easy for someone to say or do something that makes matters worse leading to serious financial consequences. Ignoring the allegations or not treating them as urgent could expose you to very substantial legal costs and damages.
We can identify your rights and responsibilities to your former employer and act on your behalf to help reach the best and quickest resolution for you.
We can represent you during the Tribunal process and at all hearings as well as give you the support and guidance you will need.
What's in your contract cannot usually be easily changed by your employer without your consent. We will help you to enforce your rights.