Interlocutory injunctions protect employers from irreparable harm

What is an interlocutory injunction?
By Todd Humber
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Background

Interlocutory injunction. The ominous-sounding phrase is enough to give almost anyone the jitters. But it’s a fairly simple concept in the employment law realm, though courts are careful in granting one because of the restrictions it carries.

Employers will sometimes seek an interlocutory injunction when key employees leave the company and start working for a competing firm. In essence an interlocutory injunction prevents these employees from stealing business from their old employer until the court settles legal action between the two parties.