Is my non compete void if I am asked to do something illegal?

Is my noncompete void if I was asked to be involved in an illegal act in my position. I was asked to sign papers and complete documents that were illegal and I refused. Since then I left a well paying job, with a lower salary, to go to another company out of my mileage range stated in the contract and am now being told by them that I cannot contact any clients within the their 30 mile range, not mine. Even if the legal section is not an issue, is this legal for them to impose, even though I am working out of my stated range of the employer? It says nothing about contacting the clients in the agreement except for company lists, which I am not using in any way. Can they prevent me from cold calling any company in their range even though I am working for a company who is not in their 30 mile range? You should have a way for us to email our contracts a it would help with your answers, thanks.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 21, 2003 7:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Maryland

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Michael Snider
Non Compete Void?

We cannot technically render legal advice on the web, but it looks like they are trying to change the terms of the noncompete. If you could email the exact language to info@sniderlaw.com we could look it over. You could set up a consult by calling 1-800-DISCRIMINATION (800-347-2746).

posted by Michael Snider  |  Mar 24, 2003 3:09 PM [EST]

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