As an employee when you leave the business, agreeing the terms on which you depart can be crucial to the protection of your reputation. We can provide full support in negotiating those terms. As part of this process, we are regularly involved in settlement agreements for leaving employees.
There may be occasions where restrictive covenants are included in your contract and any settlement agreement. It is important that any restrictions do not penalise you from obtaining new employment. Recent case law has highlighted the need for these restrictions to be both fair and proportionate, so it is important to take advice. It may be the restrictions imposed on you may be non–enforceable or can be renegotiated to provide a compromise for both parties. We can provide specific legal advice on all aspects of these agreements.