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Post-employment restraints: Can they be enforced?

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HC Online | 05 Sep 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
While post-employment restraints are a common feature in many employment contracts, they are often unenforceable, an expert has said.
  • RivercityIR | 06 Sep 2013, 06:55 AM Agree 0
    Fairly pointless clause in any contract really. I have seen employers actually attempt to stop employees even working in the industry at all for periods upwards of 12 -24 months. Ridiculous...I understand and agree that protection of IP is paramount, but to actively seek to stifle a former employees ability to chose who they work for, who works for them, and to stop them if a customer decides to follow them, seems a complete waste of an employers time. Most customers who follow a particular staff member do it because the employee gave them the level of service they expected. If thats the case the employer has bigger issues to worry about than just an employee leaving and taking a customer or another employee with them.
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