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What is Restraint of trade

This is a clause in an employment contract that prevents an employee when they end their contract not to set up in competition with their ex-employer. This can be a restraint in the type of business they are in or/and within a certain distance.

Restraint of trade must be reasonable or are not enforceable.

A restraint of trade may be entered into when someone sells his or her business.

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