Contract position for 1 year, clause stating may not leave before then

I am thinking about taking a long term temporary position with a staffing company. However, I was told I would have to sign an agreement that I would not leave the position for one year for any other permanent or temporary position. If I needed to move to another city before the year ended, could they sue me?

1 answer  |  asked Feb 23, 2005 1:20 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
Forced to Stay

An person cannot be forced to work for anyone. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlawed that. However, if there is a contract involved, that does not mean that a former employer cannot sue a former employee for damages resulting from the employee's premature departure.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Feb 23, 2005 4:09 PM [EST]

Answer This Question

Sign In to Answer this Question

Related Questions with Answers

Have an Employment Law question?

Virginia Employment Lawyers

Matthew Kaplan Matthew Kaplan
The Kaplan Law Firm
Sheri Abrams Sheri Abrams
Sheri R. Abrams PLLC
Oakton, VA
Matthew Sutter Matthew Sutter
Sutter & Terpak, PLLC
Annandale, VA
Gerald Lutkenhaus Gerald Lutkenhaus
Virginia Workers Compensation & Disability Lawyer
Richmond, VA
Edward Lowry Edward Lowry
Charlottesville, VA

more Virginia Employment Lawyers