Post termination Issues

It is quite common for employees to request a reference from their former employers as part of their departure or otherwise some time after they have left. Giving references should be an easy task, but unfortunately there are pitfalls for the unwary. Recent cases have confirmed that employers (and individual managers authorised to give references) owe a duty of care to employees; and if that duty is breached then this may entitle an adversely affected employee to claim for damages it suffers.

An employee gains important skills and knowledge whilst working. They also learn useful confidential and commercially sensitive information. When they leave they should not take that information with them. Employers naturally want to protect certain business interests both during and after employment. We deal with these issues. We draft appropriate restrictions for inclusion in contracts as well as standalone agreements.

Restrictive Covenants are express terms incorporated into an employment contract to restrain an employee’s activity both during and after their employment. This includes non-solicitation of customers and potential customers, non-dealing and non-competition covenants.

Employers naturally want to protect certain business interests both during and after employment. We deal with these issues.