Restrictive Covenants – What’s new?Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 22 July 2019
Restrictive Covenants are used by Employers to prevent an ex-employee from working in a competing business or from soliciting ex-customers. In her latest article Kiera Lee, Director in Mills Selig, considers the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd  UKSC 32, and outlines what impacts this now has on the enforceability of these clauses.
Where to start?
The starting point is that a restrictive covenant which prevents an ex-employee from working in a competing business or from soliciting ex-customers is prima facie (on first impression) void because it is in restraint of trade, unless the employer has a legitimate business
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