Hello Legal Eagles,
I am news writer at a company and have been offered a job (at a junior role) at one of the rival companies of my current employer.
I am the juniormost in the office that i work in and have NO access to any marketing lists, or client lists, or software codes whatsoever.
I have worked with my current employer for just nine months.
My contract has a six month non-compete clause. I want to know how enforceable is this contract under UK law given the above information.
Specifically, point 14.1.1.
The relevant clause in the contract is as below..
14 Post Termination Restrictions
14.1 In consideration of the Company enter into this Agreement you hereby undertake that so long as this Agreement remains in force and for a period of six months from the date on which it is terminated you shall not without the prior written consent of the Company :-
14.1.1 either solely or jointly with or on behalf of any person, firm or company directly or indirectly provide the provision of any consultancy agency or other services in competition with the services or goods supplied by the Company;
14.1.2 solicit the custom of any person, firm or company who is or has at any time during the continuance of this Agreement been a customer of the Company for the purposes of offering to that person firm or company goods or services similar to or competing with those of the business carried on by the Company;
14.1.3 employ any person who is or at any time in the preceding six months was an employee of the Company