This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering restrictive covenants.
This week's legal case round-up by Eversheds covering: compensation for unfair dismissal; and restrictive covenvants.
The manner in which managers at City brokers Cantor Fitzgerald tried to introduce new financial terms for two of its brokers ultimately invalidated vital restrictive covenants in their contracts. Chris Southam urges firms to learn the lesson that macho management can have unforeseen consequences.
This week's case roundup, covering keeping contracts up-to-date and unfair dismissal. By Russel Brimelow of Eversheds.
Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. Sue Nickson, partner and head of employment law at Hammond Suddards Edge, looks at the issues, including equal pay, stress and clear covenants.
This week's case roundup, covering whether a two-year restrictive covenant was excessive and the award for a failure to consult on redundancies.
A non-competition covenant prohibiting a former employee from working as an estate agent within a specified area for two years after leaving his employer was unreasonable and unenforceable, holds the High Court in Barry Allsuch & Co (a firm) v Harris.
A provision of a contract of employment preventing the employee from working for any other business during the term of the contract could be enforced by an injunction limited to restraining the employee, during the remainder of a period of garden leave, from being employed by or advising a competitor of the employer, holds the Court of Appeal in Symbian Ltd v Christensen.
A non-competition covenant that prevented a solicitor from working within a specified area for 12 months after he left the firm he worked for did not mean that he was prevented from doing any work at all, holds the Court of Appeal in Hollis & Co v Stocks.
In Wincanton Ltd v Cranny and another, the Court of Appeal holds that a non-solicitation covenant was, owing to its internal limitations, not too wide as to be unenforceable.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to non-competition clauses.