Toronto Employment Lawyers Advising Employees About Their Obligations in the Workplace

In the current business paradigm, knowledge and information have great value, so it pays to look before you leap.

Many employers place a very high premium on confidential or proprietary information. They will not hesitate to take action against a departing employee if they suspect their resources have been compromised.

Leaving the Workplace

In situations where an employer believes an employee has compromised confidential information, or violated a non-disclosure or non-compete agreement, the obligations that should be considered and reviewed are not only written ones, such as any relevant restrictive covenants, but also common-law obligations associated with departing employees.

At Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP, our lawyers have experience in dealing with all kinds of situations involving employees leaving companies. This positions us well to advise you in advance, so that you can limit your exposure to a former employer in a cost-efficient and humane manner.

Restrictive Covenants

If your obligations or restrictions are in writing, such as a non-competition or non-solicitation covenant, we can review the content and advise you about the enforceability of the restrictions.

Quite often, obligations of this nature have limited enforceability. Sometimes, employers attempt to introduce these post-employment restrictions only in the termination package itself, which requires careful analysis and consideration.

In this context, an ounce of prevention has clearly proven to be worth a pound of cure. Early and experienced advice can save significant time, aggravation and money.

If You Have Questions About Your Obligations as an Employee, Contact Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP

If you need clear, practical guidance from an employment lawyer contact Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP. We are one of the most recommended labour and employment law firms in Canada, and provide legal advice and representation that is second-to-none. Contact us online or at 416.364.9599.