Businesses rely on their key people; getting your employment arrangements right may impact on the future of your business. There can be many reasons why an employee leaves, but you will want to make sure that their departure has minimal impact on your business and its ability to operate effectively. The last thing you want is a former employee poaching your hard won clients and contacts or your valuable employees.
Restrictive covenants within employment contracts are designed to protect your business when a key person leaves. If a former employee is in breach of a restrictive covenant you may be able to prevent any on going infringement of those restrictions and recover damages for the damage to your business. Even if you have no contractual restrictions in place, you may still be able to take steps to protect your business.
You need to know quickly what action you can take to prevent further damage. We’ll work closely with you to understand the business issues at stake and advise you on how to achieve a successful outcome, and how to avoid further risk in the future. Getting your employment contracts right from the start is the best protection and our Employment team can advise you on how to best achieve that.