Headhunting and the Battle for Talent – Important Court Case

The UK Supreme Court has this week issued a decision on the validity of a non-competition clause in employment contracts. The decision, which has been widely welcomed by employers, will enable employers to continue to use non-competition clauses with senior employees who leave to join a competitor. In essence the Court allowed unreasonably wide words to be severed from a post-termination provision in circumstances where this would not have a major impact on the overall effects of the restraints.

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