I went on leave 6/15/09 and then was fired on 12/15/09. Does my non-compete start when I went on leave or when I was fired?

2 answers  |  asked Oct 11, 2010 12:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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David Neel
I agree with Bruce. Most likely, the non-compete starts upon termination from employment.

posted by David Neel  |  Oct 12, 2010 06:54 AM [EST]
Bruce Elfvin
Non-competes are initially governed by their own terms, so I cannot answer your question directly. In all likelihood the non-compete will state from your termination of employment, whether voluntary or involuntary. If this is the case you should be aware that judges in Ohio have the power to alter a non-compete to allow the agreement to protect the employer's legitimate interests and allow the employee to still find work. You should take the agreement and discuss this with an employment attorney near you.

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posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Oct 11, 2010 1:41 PM [EST]

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