Q: I would like to know if I would qualify for some sort of wrongful termination case?
I am an independent contractor at a group mental health practice. I was informed that my supervisor has decided to terminate me from the company stating that my decision to open my own practice outside of hers is a conflict of interest. I informed her of my decision 3 weeks ago and she responded in support and then changed her mind and terminated me without discussion. In the contract I signed at the beginning of employment there is a non-compete clause but it only mentions not being able to work in related business working a certain mileage after termination. There is no mention of not being able to work multiple places while still employed (I also told her I would still honor the mileage request in the contract). She also has other employees that are working at other mental health settings in addition to her practice. Can she terminate me for this if I did not go against anything in the contract?
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