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Restrictive covenants: Limited enforcement of exclusive service provision during garden leave was justified

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    Symbian Ltd v Christensen [2001] IRLR 77 CA (0 other reports)

A provision of a contract of employment preventing the employee from working for any other business during the term of the contract could be enforced by an injunction limited to restraining the employee, during the remainder of a period of garden leave, from being employed by or advising a competitor of the employer, holds the Court of Appeal in Symbian Ltd v Christensen 24.5.00 Court of Appeal. The term was obviously justifiable on its own, and sending the employee on garden leave could not be said to invalidate it.