Seems like it states that even going out at the weekend to volunteer at a soup kitchen needs to be agreed via written consent by the CEO. I understand they want to limit conflicting work interests, but this one seems worded too broadly.
Is this standard wording or is it taking it too far?
10.1 During the Employment (including without limitation during any period for which clause 2.5 is operated) the Employee shall not (save with the prior written consent of the Chief Executive Officer, or as already disclosed to the Chief Executive Officer prior to the Effective Date)
a. directly or indirectly be engaged, concerned or interested in any capacity in any business, trade or occupation other than that of the Company except as a holder of not more than five per cent. of the issued shares or securities of any companies which are listed or dealt in on any recognized stock exchange or market. For this purpose "occupation" shall include any public, private, or charitable work which the Chief Executive Officer considers may hinder or interfere with the performance of the Employee's duties
Am I misinterpreting this clause or is it saying that they can prevent me from doing volunteer work?