As experienced Putnam County Employment Lawyers, we have clients who are employers and come to us having either terminated former employees or having experienced the former employee’s departure from the business. Sometimes those employees go into their own business and compete with our client, the former employer, and the question becomes: what if anything can the former employer do about that? The answer frequently depends on whether the former employees have signed an agreement with the employer not to compete for a period of time in a particular geographic location following their departure from the business.
If there’s no such agreement not to compete, then the employer may well be stuck with a situation that his further employees, to whom he has given all sorts of information, and whom he has trained may be in a situation where they are able to compete with that employer.
This informational blog post was provided by Jane Bilus Gould, one of our experienced Putnam County Employment Attorneys.