Restriction Clause In Employment Agreement

My company has inserted a clause in my employment agreement, stating that I am barred from working in a similar line of work, for 2 years after I leave them. I am based in India. Is such a clause valid under Contracts law in India?
Posted 7 months ago  | 
Employment,Labour & Service
Employment Labour & Service

1 Answer(s)

Ravindra Purohit
Advocate

No, such a clause is invalid as per the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1873.