When an individual is hired for employment, they often have to sign what is referred to as a non-compete agreement. These are often included as a clause in an employment contract. When an employee isn’t sure exactly what they are signing, they may be in for a rude awakening after learning the terms of the non-compete agreement the hard way. In fact, some situations can escalate so much that the matter ends up in court.
A non-compete agreement allows an employer to require that an employee only provides work for them. However, some employees may feel as though the non-compete agreement limits their ability to practice their trade. When a contested non-compete agreement matter ends up in court, the court will take a few factors into consideration. These can include whether the agreement is necessary to protect the interests of the employer, whether the agreement places an unreasonable burden on the employee, and whether the agreement is contrary to the needs of the public.
Of course, each situation is different and the court will assess them on a case by case basis. These matters are highly subjective and require the services of an experienced employment law attorney, regardless of whether you are the employee or the employer. Contact our firm today if you have questions about a non-compete agreement.
The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.