Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court is expected to hear the appeal in Aslam and others v Uber BV and others in July 2020.
In Ward v Fiducia Comprehensive Financial Planning Ltd, an employment tribunal upheld a claim for constructive unfair dismissal, finding that the employer had put inappropriate and excessive pressure on the employee to agree to an extended restrictive covenant following his resignation.
Updated to include information on Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, concerning a junior doctor's terms and conditions on the monitoring of rest breaks.
Updated to reflect changes to the rules on interpreting restrictive covenants outlined by the Supreme Court in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd.
In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal and held that a six-month non-compete clause was enforceable because the unenforceable part of the clause was capable of being severed.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.
Businesses, particularly in the finance, technology, pharma, IT and manufacturing sectors use non-compete provisions to protect against potentially unfair competition by their employees. But one case being considered in the Supreme Court, could force their approach to change, writes lawyer Michael McCartney.
Employers are being warned about the wording of restrictive covenants in employment contracts as a landmark case is heard this week at the Supreme Court.
Which employment cases will have the biggest impact on HR in 2019? We assess the likely impact on employers of upcoming cases on: the national minimum wage, shared parental leave, holiday pay, restrictive covenants, collective bargaining, covert CCTV, and employment status.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to restrictive covenants.