All life sciences businesses have information they consider vital to their functioning and success. As employers, therefore, these businesses are often keen to restrict access to and use of this information by their staff members. This is much more easily managed whilst staff remain in employment, but once they leave the business, becomes much more difficult.

Restrictive covenants are one form of protection employers can use to protect access to customers, suppliers and funding relationships, and against poaching of other employees post-employment.

Such covenants can act as a deterrent bothduring and after employment, courtesy of both their existence and . . .

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