I have no plan to change job on the short term. If I change job at some point, I don't know if I'll stick to a "competing business" (as defined in the service agreement, i.e. another hotel investment company in Western Europe competing with my company), but the longest I work in my current job the highest the probably gets that I would switch for a "competing businiess" (employability/skills issue). Also, in your opinion, if a new employer wants me, would he be able to compensate my current employer for employing me before the end of this 6-month period?
Thank you very much. Two ancillary questions:
- There is nothing in the English law saying that a non-compete covenant should be compensated financially (cash) by the current employer? Such rule exists in French employment law for instance.
- In the covenant section, there is a paragraph saying:"15.4 The Executive agrees that each of the restrictions set out in Clauses 15.1 (NB: non compete) and 15.2 (NB: non-solicit) constitute entirely separate, severable and independent restrictions on him. The Executive acknowledges that he had the opportunity to receive independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the provisions of this Agreement, including the restrictions above". Does this mean the company should finance/refund the cost of this legal advice? I dont see why I should incur any legal expense as a future employee...