Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKSC 32
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
This case centred upon a post-termination non-competition clause in the employment contract of a former employee. The term of the contract stated that the employee should not:
‘…within the period of six months from the termination date directly or indirectly engage or be concerned or interested in any business carried on in competition with any of the businesses of the company which were carried on at the termination date or during such period’
The issue came before the Supreme Court as the former employee had sought employment with a competitor within the six month period. The Court of Appeal had held that it was unreasonable by virtue of the word ‘interested’ as it could even
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