desperate to get out of non-compete clause

Regarding my signing of the Fair Competition Covenant; If I have been "written up" twice this year (third meaning termination of employment), do I not have a right to search for another position with another company in direct competition with the one that is trying to push me out? Is the Fair Competition Cevenant still valid?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 17, 2004 9:24 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Christopher McKinney
Non-Compete dependant on specific language and facts of situation

These cases are very fact specific.  Non-competes ARE enforceable but only if properly drafted and then, only to a certain degree.  If you believe your employer intends to attempt to enforce the non-competition agreement then you should sit down with an attorney and go over the agreement and your work history so he or she can give you an honest and informed opinion.  It may cost you a couple of hundred dollars but it will be money well spent.
 
You might want to do a search on this message board as there are many many entries relating to non-competes.  You can also look on my website:  http://www.mckinneylaw.net for more information.

posted by Christopher McKinney  |  Aug 18, 2004 08:27 AM [EST]

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