However, in some situations, small businesses also need to protect investments in their employees. L&D doesn`t always cost the world, but some courses or professional qualifications can be very expensive – if an employee leaves your company shortly after completing a training course your company has paid for, it could seriously get you out of your pocket. But if that employee stayed two years after the course ended and is training every day, then £2,000 is not a reasonable estimate of how much money the company has really lost. In that case, it wouldn`t be appropriate to use a training contract to try to get the full £2,000 back – and most likely he wouldn`t be legally successful. .