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Dealing with Team Moves by Partners & Senior Staff CPD Training Bundle
Employment Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in employment law or those who advise clients where the loss of a senior employee, director or partner might cause damage to the business. This podcast (Part 2) continues to explore the consequences of the hypothetical factual scenario in Part 1 of an unexpected departure. It addresses the processes by which an employer can establish whether there has been any breach of duty by an employee, what consequences that may have in terms of injunctive relief and how to protect valuable information going to a competitor.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how an employer can find out what has been going on between employees involved in a team move;
  • Understand the extent to which an employer can interrogate their employees about a team move;
  • Understand the key technological advances which allow employers to recover electronic records;
  • Understand the significance of the point in the continuum at which wrongdoing occurs;
  • Understand what practical steps an employer can do about any confidential information the employees may be privy to that may have been misused;
  • Understand the extent to which an employer can restrain people from using the information in their head;
  • Be aware of what remedies are on the table to protect the misuse of confidential information;
  • Understand the risk that an employee may seek to destroy anything they have taken and how this can this be countered by the employer;
  • Understand the significance of claims for damages in team move cases.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Lonmar Global Risks Ltd v West and others [2011] IRLR 138;
  • Tullett Prebon Plc & Ors v BGC Brokers LP & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 131;
  • QBE Management Services (UK) Ltd v Dymoke & Ors [2012] EWHC 80 (QB);
  • de Vere Group Limited GmbH v Pearce [2011] EWHC 1240.

This podcast with 3 employment law barristers analyses the different solutions open to an employer when faced with a team move situation by a senior member of staff and their team. What are the strategies for coping? How do you protect goodwill and confidential relationships where there are no restrictive covenants? This podcast has the answers.

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