Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Michael Thornton  EWHC 648 (QB)
Case ReferenceEWHC 648 (QB)
Legal BodyEngland and Wales High Court (EWHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment
A restrictive covenant is a clause in an employment contract which is designed to prevent the solicitation of customers, clients, suppliers, other employees, or general competition for a defined period after the employee ceases his or her employment. The purpose of it is to protect the employer's confidential information, customer connections, its goodwill and the stability of its workforce. However, it is important to note that such covenants are not always appropriate or even enforceable. This article will examine a recent case in which the restricted covenant was declared unenforceable.
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