I was terminated by Cintas Corp. for a safety violation? Do I have to honor the non compete i signed since i was forced to leave?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 6, 2009 1:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Your answer depends on what your non-compete says

You need to look at your non-compete to answer this question. It should state the conditions under which it applies. In most cases though, employers write these so that they apply whether the separation voluntary or involuntary.

If the non-compete states that it applies if you were involuntarily terminated, it will probably be enforced. I am not aware of any court case where the court has held that the employer's decision to terminate the employment invalidated the non-compete.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Mar 6, 2009 1:36 PM [EST]

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