High Court grants injunction to enforce 12-month garden leave against stockbroker

The employer successfully secured an injunction to enforce a 12-month garden leave period against one of its stockbrokers. The stockbroker resigned after obtaining new employment. However, the High Court held that 12 months was a reasonable period of time for the employee to be placed on garden leave to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests.

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