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QLD Unreasonable Restraint of Trade Clause?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by OBE, 13 June 2016.

  1. OBE

    OBE Member

    13 June 2016
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    I have just quit my job and it says that I am restrained from working in my current field within a 50KM radius of my current employer's business and any of their retail stores across Australia for 6 months. Is the restraint of trade unreasonable under employment law? And the fact that I am not a manager nor have any clients. etc?

    I have found a job that I would like to do, but it is within "50 KMs" of one of their retail stores. Help!
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    What to do depends on your personality type ;)

    Do you have their confidential business information (eg trade secrets), know their IP, have a specialist skill, were paid above award rates, have their customer contact details?

    If you answered no to all these, you may be in safe ground.

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