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there is a term in my contract which says I cant work for

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there is a term in my contract which says I can't work for a competitor for 3 months after leaving. Is this allowed
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 7 years ago.


Thanks for your question.


Restrictive clauses (non-compete clauses) are permitted in employment contract are permitted in law provided they are reasonable. A clause of the type you state would certainly be considered reasonable because it is not for a great length of time and is limited to the competitors of the business.

The clause is highly likely to be held enforceable I'm afraid.


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