DUBLIN, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The Irish High Court on Monday rejected Ryanair’s attempt to prevent operations chief Peter Bellew from joining rival easyJet until 2021, saying a 12-month non-compete clause was unenforceable.
“I find that the restraint on employment in any capacity... has not been shown to be justifiable,” Judge Senan Allen said in a ruling. (Reporting by Conor Humphries, editing by Louise Heavens)
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