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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: I was recruited by a company and after starting forced to sign a non compete months later. I worked there for 3 years .

They let me go stating I did everything they asked but were changing directions. They offered me a severance no strings attached. Said they wouldn't enforce me non compete as long as I didn't solicit. Their words were they aren't A holes and wouldn't keep me from working. I... Read more »

Christopher Charles Sharp
Christopher Charles Sharp answered on Aug 6, 2021

I agree with Charles for the most part although with one caveat. If it appears that the company is selectively enforcing the non-compete clause only against black employees but not white employees, there could potentially be a claim for race discrimination in contracting under federal law or a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: Can my criminal background stop me from getting a job at Dollar General as a cashier

I'm a 34 year-old African American, living in Pensacola FL. I recently applied for a job as a cashier at Dollar General. They were in desperate need of employees, even holding open interviews. I hit if off with the manager right away, and the interview was a complete success. She... Read more »

Christopher Charles Sharp
Christopher Charles Sharp answered on Aug 6, 2021

Although you were applying for a private sector job, Florida law prohibits state and local agencies from denying a person a license, permit, or certificate to engage in a particular profession or industry based on a prior conviction, unless the conviction was for a crime that was felony or... Read more »

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