Non-Compete

Non-Compete Restrictions: Can you Stop an Employee from Having an Interest in a Competing Business?

The Court of Appeal in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd overturned an earlier High Court decision and struck out a non-compete restriction in a senior employee’s contract of employment because it prevented her from having “any interest” in any competing business. This enabled her to commence work for a competing business immediately following the termination of her employment.