Top court finds ‘ambiguous’ restrictive covenant unenforceable

Wording of clause restricting employee’s business within geographic area was too vague to be legally valid, Supreme Court of Canada says
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/25/2009

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled a restrictive covenant prohibiting an insurance broker from working within a certain geographic area is invalid because it was too ambiguous.