Is my non-compete binding if I was fired?

I was recently fired from my sales position with a distributor of building materials, and since then two suppliers have approached me to go into business for myself to rep their lines. I signed a contract stating that in the event of termination for any reason, the employee agrees not to compete. Since I was fired and didn't quit, can they enforce the non compete agreement?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

John H. Otto
It depends in part on the restrictions

It depends on a lot of things, including whether the restrictions in
the noncompetition agreement are reasonable in time and geographic scope
and whether the employer had a protectable interest. No lawyer can give
you a definitive answer to your question without sitting down with you
and reviewing the agreement and all of your circumstances in detail.

posted by John H. Otto  |  Feb 19, 2001 6:16 PM [EST]

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