Confidentiality clauses

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  • Six tips for protecting confidential information

    Date:
    30 June 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The High Court ruled that Sunderland FC was entitled to dismiss one of its directors for gross misconduct because he had leaked confidential information about the club to third parties. We set out six tips to help employers protect confidential information.

  • Date:
    29 June 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    In this technological age, employers have the challenge of protecting confidential information within a digital landscape. Fiona Cuming sets out six tips to help.

  • Confidentiality clause centre stage in libel case

    Date:
    22 June 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Can an employer tell its clients that an employee has been dismissed for leaking confidential information to a competitor? The High Court had to consider this issue in Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another, and decide whether or not the employer had a defence to libel.

  • No libel in email stating employee dismissed for gross misconduct

    Date:
    21 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has held that an employer's email to its clients advising that a named employee had been dismissed for gross misconduct was not defamatory. The employer had a defence to libel because the statement was substantially true.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • How to draft an employment contract

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on drafting an employment contract, including the written statement of particulars; formation of the contract; variation clauses; mobility clauses; collective agreements; probationary periods; confidentiality clauses; garden leave clauses; and post-termination restrictions.

  • Case of the week: No breach of confidence when former employee unaware of misuse of confidential information

    Date:
    14 August 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's case of the week, Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet Europe and others, the Supreme Court held that an individual can be liable for breach of confidence only if he or she knows that the information being used is confidential.

  • Confidentiality agreement

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model restrictive covenant contract clause to prohibit existing staff from disclosing secret company information or using confidential information.

  • Letter informing a competitor of the contractual obligations of an employee on garden leave

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter informing a competitor of the contractual obligations of an employee on garden leave.

  • How to draft restrictive covenants

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on drafting restrictive covenants for inclusion in employment contracts, including non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.

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