PUBLICATIONS | 05 May 2014

Recent Judicial Guidance on Restraint of Trade Provisions

Restraint of trade provisions are becoming an increasingly common feature of employment agreements so it is not surprising that litigation challenging the validity, duration and geographical scope of restraints of trade is also on the increase. In three recent cases, restraints of trade have been carefully examined by the Employment Court and Employment Relations Authority. These cases indicate some practical pointers for employers to consider when drafting and negotiating lawful restraints of trade in their employment agreements...