Employee confidentiality agreement – senior employees

What is an employee confidentiality agreement and when should you use it?


An employee confidentiality agreement is a legally binding written contract made between an employer and an employee where he or she agrees not to disclose or profit from certain information related to business operations under any circumstance.

Its purpose is to protect business information shared with employees from being shared with other people or businesses.

Our template also includes various restrictive covenants on the employee that continue beyond the employees termination of employment with the employer.

To find out more about restrictive covenants read our guide to restrictive covenants

A well-drafted contract of employment will include many of the covenants and restrictions in this agreement.

If your employee’s contract of employment includes such confidentiality clauses there is no requirement for a separate confidentiality agreement.

However, if the employee’s contract does not include the necessary clauses, it is recommended that in addition to their contract, the employee should sign a confidentiality agreement so that both parties are protected by law.

Due to the nature and content of this agreement it is best suited to middle or senior management only.

For less senior employees you should use our standard employee confidentiality agreement.

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