Employment law after contract ends?

I have a clause in my employment contract that states I cannot work for a direct competitor company within 6 months of my departure. This seems unenforceable to me because once your employment ends, so does the employment contract and thus the clause contained within it. Is that correct?

UK/English law.

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One Response to “Employment law after contract ends?”

  1. lucy Says:


    You can always get a job that has nothing to do with your previous job, but this contract was set up for a reason, so you will either have to sit it out for 6 months or find another job that has nothing to do with your prior job. Technically your contract you signed is in effect for 6 months, regardless if you work there or not.