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Drafting defect in restrictive covenant: Court of Appeal permits ex-employee to work for competitor

Prophet plc v Huggett [2014] IRLR 797 CA

termination of employment | restrictive covenant | injunction

The Court of Appeal has held that an employer was bound by the terms of a restrictive covenant in an employment contract that, on a literal reading, had the unintended result that an ex-employee was not restricted from working for a competitor.