When an employee leaves the business, agreeing the terms on which they depart can be crucial to the protection of your business’ reputation and in preventing future Employment Tribunal claims. We can provide full support in negotiating those terms. As part of this process, we are regularly involved in settlement agreements, both for the business or where appropriate, the leaving employee.
There may be occasions where restrictive covenants are important to safeguard your business from employees who leave the business to go to your competitors. Recent case law has highlighted the need for these restrictions to be both fair and proportionate, so it is important to take advice. You need to avoid non–enforceable restrictions as these offer no protection to your business.