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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
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Thank you. You are not a zero hours worker, you are a contractor, a self-employed person, which is different to a zero hours worker.
The restriction itself is not necessarily that bad – it says you are only restricted from working for a direct competitor, which is not uncommon, and also states that you must seek their consent. This means it is not an automatic restriction and is still subject to potential consent, allowing you to do the work. You can of course negotiate the clause with them now and see if they are willing to be a bit more specific on which companies are excluded, rather than have the genera; ‘competitor’ description only.
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