Employment law

Competition/relationship clause

Competition/relationship clause

When your employees carry a lot of valuable knowledge and information about your organisation or about the business of your customers, it is advisable to consider a non-competition clause or a relationship clause. Does your employee always accept calls from customers on his private number? Then you have to do something about that if the employee leaves your company.

A non-competition clause or relationship clause can provide clarification in the case of unclear rights and obligations for you and your employee. When agreements are clear, it is easy for the employee to take the restrictions into account.

You can draw up the non-competition clause or relationship clause in various ways, but strict conditions apply. After all, such a clause limits the employee’s freedom to work elsewhere. For each sector and for each business, other important elements apply that require an individual approach for each employment contract. The lawyers at De Haij & Van der Wende have experience and expertise in drafting non-competition and non-relationship clauses.