TSC Europe (UK) Ltd v Massey [1999] IRLR 22 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Restrictive covenants: Covenant against solicitation of any employees was too wide

    Date:
    15 February 1999

    A restrictive covenant derived from both the terms of sale of a business and a contract of employment, prohibiting an employee from soliciting any staff from his employer for at least three years, was wider than reasonably necessary for the protection of the employer's interest in maintaining a stable workforce and therefore unenforceable, holds the High Court in TSC Europe (UK) Ltd v Massey.