Employers should be aware of the need to protect their business both during the period of employment of individual employees and after the relationship has come to an end.
What is Business Protection?
Employers have considerable latitude in the way they organise and restructure their businesses. However, the risks are that individuals leaving employment may be harmful to businesses such as former employees joining competitors. During the course of employment, employees will be privy to their employer’s technology, confidential information, intellectual property, contacts and clients. Businesses should therefore ensure that adequate contractual protection is in place to protect their business from former employees poaching clients, staff and confidential information.
How can we help?
We can put you in the strongest position to protect your business both during and after the employment relationship, by assisting your business in drafting the following:
- Bespoke contracts
Our Employment team can advise you in relation to breach of restrictive covenants by former employees and act for you in injunctive relief claims where required. We can also assist in claims against existing or former employees in relation to breaches of obligations in respect of confidential information or use of company property.