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In brief

Every business has sensitive components integral to its success, whether trade secrets, customer contacts, or other confidential information that would be appealing to competitors.

In Canada, attempting to stop an employee from sharing confidential information, competing, or soliciting customers, suppliers or employees can be tricky. In this In Focus video, our Labour and Employment lawyers discuss the current state of the restrictive covenant landscape and what steps employers can take to protect their businesses.

SpeakersJeremy HannAjanthana Anandarajah and Junaid Malik.

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Jeremy is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group. Jeremy's practice is focused on providing strategic labour and employment law advice and assistance to clients of all sizes across a variety of industries and sectors.


Ajanthana Anandarajah is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2019, after completing her summer and articling term with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Labour. Ajanthana advises employers in a wide range of labour and employment law matters, providing practical legal and business advice to both domestic and international private and public sector clients. Ajanthana has appeared before administrative tribunals and the Ontario Court of Justice in Ontario.


Junaid J. Malik is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. Prior to joining the Firm, Junaid was a litigation associate at a regional full-service firm where he frequently appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and before various administrative tribunals. In addition to litigation work, Junaid provided clients with a full range of employment-related transactional support, and discrete workplace advice. Junaid has also served two terms as a Director of the Peel Law Association. As a Director of the PLA, Junaid helped facilitate community-based legal initiatives, he conducted educational seminars for the membership, and published articles.