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Thushara (Tosh) Polpitye

Astute HR

Thushara (Tosh) Polpitiye is a fixed price employment law solicitor who can navigate you through the maze of HR and employment law problems in a way that other lawyers do not.

Whether you run a business or you’re an employee, he can help you enjoy your work, protect your rights and enjoy your future.

Tosh runs a fixed price employment law solicitors firm called Astute HR Limited , providing real, practical HR/employment law solutions and ensure that solutions are within your budget . His firm also operate a 'no surprises' policy when it comes to their prices , which are agreed in advance with you, so you know precisely what you are getting for your money and the achievable outcomes for you.

Starting a new job with a contract that has restrictive covenants, what can you do about it?

18 December 2019
You are starting a new job and the contract has lots of restrictive covenants in them, what can you do about it? Employment law solicitor Tosh Polpitye will explain.

How can you get out of your restrict covenants in your employment law contract?

25 June 2019
So with restrict covenants, you have got two choices as an employee; either: abide by them you don't get out of them if they're reasonable or you need to show why they're not reasonable.

Can your previous employer enforce a restrictive covenant and stop you working?

22 May 2019
So the way to think about it is what is the purpose of the restrictive covenant, it's to protect the legitimate business interest.

My employer has dismissed me can they still enforce the restrictive covenant in my contract?

09 April 2019
So, as an example, if an employer terminates an employee’s employment with immediate effect and makes a payment in lieu of their notice period without the contractual right to make that payment, they would be in breach of the contract and could not, therefore, seek to enforce any restrictive covenants.

Can your previous employer enforce the restrictive covenant in the contract?

26 March 2019
The law relating to these restrictive covenants is extremely complex. And there are a number of issues which need to be considered when deciding if you can enforce the covenant.

What are post-termination restrictions?

19 March 2019
Post-termination restrictive covenants are contractual clauses which may be contained within an employee’s contract of employment.

Are restrictive covenants enforceable?

19 February 2019
Employers often choose to include some form of restrictions within the employment contracts they issue to employees and those employees.

What is a non-solicitation clause?

12 February 2019
A non-solicitation clause in an employment contract is and agreement in which an employee agrees not to solicit a company’s clients or customers, for his or her own benefit or for the benefit of a competitor, after leaving the company.

How long can restrictive covenants be enforceable?

05 February 2019
A restrictive covenant is a clause which restricts the post-termination activity of any employees once they have left the business, affecting many issues such as confidentiality, solicitation of clients and the location of the business.

Are restrictive covenants enforceable and legal?

29 January 2019
So to be legal and enforceable it has to be reasonable in the circumstances and it has to protect the legitimate business interest of the company.

What are the different types of restrictive covenants?

18 December 2018
The standard types of restrictions which can be used by employers are...

What is a restrictive covenant?

11 December 2018
Restrictive covenants tend to be in most employment law contracts in one form or another and every business has information that it will consider both essential and invaluable to its operation and success.