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Restrictive covenants

Anyone who operates a successful business knows that it is vital to protect products, processes and ideas in order to achieve continued success. Protection of legitimate business interests is possible through the use of properly drafted restrictive covenants.

These can be used to protect your business – to seek to prevent a former employee from using trade secrets and confidential information acquired during their employment with you, for their own benefit or that of a third party. This type of covenant can also be used to restrict an ex-employee from unfairly competing with you.

If the restrictions are too wide, then they are likely to be unenforceable, so it’s important to individually tailor each covenant to get the protection you need. Our employment lawyers are highly experienced in this area – and can help you draft appropriate and enforceable restrictions for your business.