Protect your sensitive business data by having your staff sign this UK Employee Non-competition, Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Agreement.
- All new employees should sign the agreement prior to commencing employment.
- The employee agrees to keep all proprietary information and data belonging to the employer confidential during and after the term of employment.
- The employee covenants not to work for any business competing with the employer's business for a specified period of time after the termination of employment.
This UK Employee Non-competition, Confidentiality & Non-disclosure Agreement is downloadable and fully editable, and can be used throughout the United Kingdom.
EMPLOYEE NON-COMPETITION, CONFIDENTIALITY AND NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT made effective as of the _____ day of ______________, _______. BETWEEN: [NAME OF EMPLOYEE] [address] (‘EMPLOYEE’) - and - [NAME OF EMPLOYER] [address] (‘EMPLOYER’) IN CONSIDERATION of EMPLOYER employing EMPLOYEE as _____________________, EMPLOYEE hereby covenants and agrees as follows: 1. Non-Competition [NOTE: Employers should review this provision with legal counsel. The non-competition provisions may not be enforceable if they are determined by a court as being too restrictive on an individual’s right to earn a living.] (a) EMPLOYEE hereby agrees not directly or indirectly to compete with the business of EMPLOYER and its successors and assigns during the period of EMPLOYEE’s employment and for a period of _______________ following termination of employment. (b) The phrase ‘not compete with the business of’ shall mean that EMPLOYEE shall not own, manage, operate, act as a consultant to or be employed by a company whose business is substantially similar to and in competition with any business of EMPLOYER of which EMPLOYEE had detailed and material knowledge. 2. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure During the course of EMPLOYEE’s employment, there may be disclosed to EMPLOYEE certain information, trade secrets, and confidential information of EMPLOYEE consisting of, but not limited to: (a) technical information, methods, processes, formulae, compositions, systems, techniques, inventions, machines, computer programmes, research projects, research and development data; (b) business information including customer lists, pricing information, supplier data, financial data, marketing data, production information, merchandising data, accounting records, and the like. (collectively, the ‘Information’). EMPLOYEE shall not, at any time during or after EMPLOYEE’s employment with EMPLOYER, use for his/her own benefit or on behalf of others, or disclose or divulge to others, including future employers, any of the Information, or any other proprietary data or trade secrets of EMPLOYER that EMPLOYEE has been informed is confidential or should reasonably consider to be confidential, except and only to the extent that: -2- (c) such Information is available to the public generally in the form disclosed, or (d) EMPLOYEE is required by law to disclose, file or register the same, or (e) such disclosure is necessary or advisable to obtain any consent, authorisation, approval or licence of or from any governmental, public or regulatory body or authority on behalf of EMPLOYER and such disclosure would not breach duties to EMPLOYER or customers or clients of EMPLOYER or their respective affiliates, or (f) EMPLOYER has expressly consented in writing to such disclosure being made, or (g) such disclosure is made to profe
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