A restraint of trade clause is a provision in the employment contract that restricts an employee geographically to work in the same industry. The purpose of such a clause is generally to prevent an employee from competing with their previous employer for the business and/or commerce of that employer once terminating their employment. Depending on the purpose and implication of the clause, it is possible that the restraint would be unenforceable by the employer. However, if you are unsure as to whether you are infringing a particular clause and whether it is enforceable, we strongly advise that you consult a legal practitioner for advice. Contact CCG INC. Attorneys for assistance.
- Post published:March 1, 2022
- Post category:Labour & Employment Law