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Is the new company a competitor of the current one?
no not in any way - totally different products being sold in the new business. It will become a mail order company like the one I work in but not selling anything like
It does not appear that this contract is going to stop you from taking up this new appointment. The restriction only really deals with you acting in competition with the current employer, it does not prevent you from having other business interests altogether. As long as the new venture is not acting in competition with the current employer's business and your performance at work is not affected as a result (i.e. you are not distracted by this and still give 100% to the current company as expected), then it should not be a problem. Also if you disagree with the clause and this is a new contract which has only recently been issued to you, you can refuse to accept it and make it clear that you are not accepting it
It hasn't yet been issued to me - I deal with contracts for the company in conjunction with the Solicitor so obviously I have access to them. The new contracts have not been issued to any employee. and this clause is not in my original contract that I signed over 6 and half years ago.
it would amount to a change to your contract so you do not have to accept it. If you agree with the rest of the contract but do not like this specific clause you can advise the employer in writing that you refuse to accept the specific clause and that you do not wish to be bound by it, but as mentioned it should not affect your plans in these circumstances
Ok thank you very much. This really helps
you are most welcome
How can I access you answers again - or should I copy them into a document and save them
they should be saved on this site for when you come back but you can always print them now or just copy and paste them in a separate document
thanks again - I will provide my excellent rating.