Fort Walton Beach, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: I am looking for advice regarding a covenant of non competition in the state of Florida that I signed

I am a Clinical Research Coordinator in Pensacola Florida. Due to the fact that there is very little research positions available in the area surrounding Pensacola Florida, I want to see if the covenant of non competition that I signed with a previous employer 1 year ago can be challenged

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Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman
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  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Generally such agreements are enforceable. But you are asking for legal advice re a contract and document and as such you should review with an attorneys and get paid legal advice. Challenging it will require review and perhaps research and legal time and then specific legal advice. I suggest you have the agreement reviewed by an attorney with employment law experience.

If you need help you may reach out as well.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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

A: You should reach out to an experienced lawyer answering questions here on Justia and send them an email with a copy of the employment agreement containing the covenant not to compete so they can advise you.

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson
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A: If your employer asks you to sign an employment agreement of any kind before starting a job, it’s always best to have an experienced employment attorney review it before signing. After the fact, if you want to dispute the agreement, you will likely also need the advice of an employment lawyer to explore this possibility.

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