Can a release letter of all contracts release me from a non-compete?

I was terminated and at the time of termination was given a signed release not only to myself but sent via email to my new employer releasing me from all contracts (naming them within the letter) through this company. Does this void/release me from my non-compete?

2 answers  |  asked Jan 19, 2016 7:04 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Phyllis Towzey
If the letter mentions the noncompete in the list of contracts, then you are fine. If not, you need an attorney to take a look at it.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Jan 20, 2016 09:00 AM [EST]
Arthur Schofield
The only way to answer this question would be to see not only the non-compete agreement, but the letter that purports to release you. Typically, however, a release would come in the form of a document signed by both you and the employer releasing you from the non-compete agreement. A letter could suffice, but it is an unusual way to effectuate a release.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Jan 20, 2016 08:02 AM [EST]

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