See also “Knowledge Obtained in the Course of Employment” – A restrictive covenant is a term or condition in an individual’s contract of employment which effectively restricts or limits that individual’s rights when they leave their employment. Generally speaking, restrictive covenants occur in two forms:

  • A restriction on the right to compete with their previous employer after they leave their employment
  • A restriction on an employee to prevent them from using trade secrets or confidential information, obtained from their previous employer, after they leave their employment