was terminated from a company that I was with for 13 years. Was providing me a severance pay for 13 weeks. However there was a non-compete for 2 years could not work for another company in the same industry. Never worked for another company in same indust

was terminated from a company that I was with for 13 years. Was providing me a severance pay for 13 weeks. However there was a non-compete for 2 years could not work for another company in the same industry. Never worked for another company in same industry and never received the severance pay. After contacting them they stated I was, which I never did. how should I proceed since it has been for 2 years.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 21, 2016 06:06 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Harold Goldner
You should contact an employment lawyer and sit down with that lawyer *in person* with any employment agreements and any correspondence you've received from your former employer *in hand* and that attorney can advise you what the best course of conduct is. Non-compete provisions can be enforced, even when in severance agreements, but the non-payment of the amount of the severance package may also work to invalidate the agreement. As with many things legal, the answer is "it depends," and you should not rely upon (nor expect) legal advice over the internet.

posted by Harold Goldner  |  Mar 21, 2016 11:45 AM [EST]

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