Court of Appeal critical of heavy handed attempt to injunct former employee

In Caterpillar Logistics Services (UK) Ltd v de Crean, the Court of Appeal has upheld the refusal of an injunction application against a former employee. Mrs de Crean had worked in a senior capacity and had a contract which included a confidentiality agreement but did not include terms restricting her activities after her employment ended.…

BA and Unite – update

[picappgallerysingle id=”8828664″ align=”left”] The Court of Appeal will begin hearing submissions at 2.00 p.m. this afternoon in order to determine whether Unite will be granted leave to appeal against yesterday’s injunction which prevented the latest scheduled strike from going ahead. As has been widely reported, Mr Justice McCombe granted an injunction in favour of British…

post termination covenants – non-competition – period of restriction

[picappgallerysingle id=”7776916″ align=”left”]Many employers are worried about employees leaving to work for a competitor and therefore seek to impose restrictions on what the employee can do after termination of employment. These post-termination covenants are clearly in restraint of trade and therefore contrary to public policy. However, they are permitted if they can be shown to…