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Have a Non-Compete Agreement Violation Attorney in Los Angeles Review Your Documents

If you have lived or worked in multiple states during the course of your career, you are probably familiar with non-compete agreements in the workplace. In many states, employers are allowed to require new employees to sign a non-competition agreement before being officially hired. These agreements protect employers by preventing employees from divulging trade secrets, sharing information, or working for a competing firm in the future. Learn more about common restrictive covenants in these contracts.

While they are legal in many states, they are strictly prohibited in the state of California. If you have been forced into signing a non-compete agreement or believe you have been discriminated against for not signing a non-compete agreement, you have the right to pursue legal action.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT?


From an employer’s point of view, a non-compete agreement is a form of protection that limits potential competition from those with an intimate understanding of how its business works and operates. While this is a completely justified reason for requiring a non-compete agreement, there are also restrictions that inhibit individuals from the right to make a living in the future. In many non-compete agreements, employees are prohibited from working for or starting a company in the same industry in future years. It is for this reason that many states outlaw non-compete agreements. California is one of those states.

NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS ILLEGAL IN LOS ANGELES AND CALIFORNIA


While many states allow ‘reasonable’ non-compete agreements, California completely disallows them, no matter how well-intended they may be. If you have been fired for refusing to sign a non-compete agreement, you have been wrongfully terminated. Damages could include lost wages and punitive costs. It is also unlawful for a new employer to deny or fire you because an old employer claims you are restricted under a non-compete agreement.

LEGAL ACTION


If your employment status has been negatively affected as a result of a non-compete agreement in California, you have the right to damages. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible to begin the process of regaining your legal rights.

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