What do you mean, we don’t have a non-compete? Protecting your company in the absence of written restrictive covenants
However, what if a search through the departing employee’s file reveals no written restrictive covenants? Can the company do anything to stop the employee from working for the competitor?
A few practical steps can be taken by the employer to increase the likelihood that departing employees will comply with their post-termination obligations.
If a party violates a restrictive covenant, in many cases, getting an injunction is the only practical way to prevent serious, and often irreparable, harm.