Winter Haven, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: NON Compete clause

My new employer gave me a non compete clause that states I can not work in medical coding for 24 months after serperation from them wether its voluntary or involuntary. How is this legal? So if they fire me they can turn around and nail me for getting another job doing what my career is in?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Without reading the entire document--and knowing that Florida judges generally do not like overbearing non-competes I am concerned about the lawful ability of your employer to force you to sign a non-compete and then turn around and fire you--without cause--and then prevent you from seeking another job in your field.

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