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I have an employment question. I run an Medical Practice. My

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I have an employment question.
I run an Medical Practice.
My beauty consultant ,she is on contract not an employee, opened her own business recently.
I have find out because Manager find her leaflets on Company computer.
Can I terminate her contract with immediate effect , because of that please.
Is it any common law saying that employees can not run competitive business when working for the company?

Thank you
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
My name is Alex Hughes and I am a Solicitor based in London. I'm happy to help with your question today.

Does her contract contain an anti-competition clause? Namely that she must not carry out such activities?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The contract saying that she can not open business within 7 miles from the post code after she has left the company.

It does not regulate the situation while she is still working .it

Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
OK. Has she ever been told that whilst working for you she must not do other work? I'm just wondering how you will justify ending the contract if she is doing something that you have not said is a prohibited activity.
Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
Hi. Do you still require assistance with this matter? Alex