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The Constitution of Finland guarantees every individual the right to carry out any lawful business or profession. It is possible for an employee and employer to restrict this right by agreeing on a prohibition of competition.
The prohibition of competition will restrict the employee’s right to be engaged in competing or rival work activities after the employment relationship ends.
The parties agree on a prohibition of competition either by drawing up a separate non-competition agreement or by including a non-competition clause in the employment contract. The parties shall also determine the duration of the restrictive period binding the employee.
The restrictive period begins when the employment relationship ends, and the employee is bound by the prohibition of competition until the end of the said period.
Source: Akava, kilpailukieltosopimukset.fi/en
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