If I was hired to work in an office that belong to a larger company, and my office closes. Can my former employer enforce my non compete?

I have worked for a company for 5 months in one of their offices. They are closing the office where I work and my contract is specific for that particular office. The other offices in other cities will stay open. Can my non compete be enforced?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 17, 2019 11:25 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Archibald Thomas
It is impossible to answer your question without examining the precise language of the agreement. If the agreement states that it does not apply if your office closes, you may be fine. But if it merely states that you will not work within a specified geographical area around your old office, it may still be enforceable. There also may be other restrictions such as those relating to confidential or proprietary information or non-solicitation of clients or customers that may be enforceable as well.

posted by Archibald Thomas  |  Jun 17, 2019 11:34 AM [EST]

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