From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 08:55:59 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 10:02:34 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Michael Painter
wrote (in ) about 'Who owns your mind?', on Fri, 29 Nov
>If a contract is legal then there is nothing illegal in taking action to
My understanding of employment legislation in this area is that it is
*precisely* the enforcement which has been made illegal. The reason, I
suppose, is that it's very difficult to define what should be illegal
*when the contract* is agreed, but the court can much more easily
determine if a provision is oppressive *on the occasion* and therefore
For example, a bench engineer probably shouldn't be restrained from
taking a similar job locally, but a Technical Director or VP Engineering
might reasonably be restrained from taking the company information he
has in his head straight to a competitor.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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