Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. If you were to work with them how would that affect the service you were employed by?
But is that still true if the school is actually terminating their services?
Whilst that may be true they will have to justify it. That would be difficult if the school was planning on stopping using them overall due to the quality of their service. If they were not going to continue their relationship then you going to work directly with them will not really affect their business and such a restriction would be seen as unreasonable and difficult to enforce. Had you gone behind their back and worked directly with the school, thus prompting the school to stop working with them and therefore losing them business they would have been in a stronger position, however if the decision to stop working with them was already taken and they are happy to retain your services directly, then restrictions like this one would be difficult to enforce and the courts would not see it as a reasonable attempt to protect their business.
well enforcement in this case would be preventing you from working there but unless they get a court injunction ordering that there is little they can do. The other thing is they can pursue you for any losses incurred from your actions.
it is rather unlikely either an injunction or loss of earnings would be foreseeable here - they can only pursue you if actual losses have been suffered from this but in the circumstances that looks quite unlikely
I just need to go offline for a short period but will happily answer any further questions as soon as I return, thanks
Thanks for your patience. Once the 6 months is up then there is nothing else they can do against you - it puts an end to any restrictions they may have potentially been able to enforce. So this is the safest option but up to you whether you want to wait that long. There is probably nothing to lose by asking them whether they intend to hold it against you as they could just say yes, even if they do not mean to, in the hope you do not go ahead with it, but then they could also say they are not concerned about it and you can do what you want
you are welcome