Shortening, non compete

I signed a non compete, but was not allowed to read the entire thing. It was explained briefly to me and if I wanted the job I had to sign it right then. It is for 2 years, I was let go by the company for"business" reasons 9 months ago, and I cannot get work in the industry because of this non compete. People read and say they want no part of a potential law suit. I thought Indiana was a right to work state, is there anyway of getting it reduced to 1 year?

2 answers  |  asked Jun 30, 2004 11:22 AM [EST]  |  applies to Indiana

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Brenda Franklin Rodeheffer
I agree

I agree with Amy. The only way to judge your situation is to have an attorney review the actual document AND interview you about your particular situation. Your past work history, the length, the geographical area, your work at the company and other factors all go into the enforceability.

posted by Brenda Franklin Rodeheffer  |  Jul 1, 2004 5:00 PM [EST]
Amy DeBrota
Hard to say...

Indiana is NOT a right to work state (it's about the farthest from it). As far as whether the term of the non-compete can be shortened, you have two options. Try to negotiate a change in the term with your old employer or consult with a lawyer about the enforceability of the non-compete agreement.

posted by Amy DeBrota  |  Jun 30, 2004 11:36 AM [EST]

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