Littleton, CO asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Colorado

Q: Am I violating a non-poach if former coworker approached me?

I am in accounting and last week I left a job with a software company to join a hospitality company. A former coworker I used to supervise had asked when I was leaving where I was going. I told him and nothing else was discussed. When I started at my new company he texted me and said he had applied to an open position at my new company. I told him that was great but I can't participate in his interview as I signed a non-compete with the former employer. My new employer asked what I thought of him and I gave a glowing review. Have I done anything to violate my non-solicit agreement with my former company?

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A: The answer to this question depends on the specific language used in your non-compete with regard to the solicitation of employees. If your former employer contends that you violated your agreement, you should reach out to a Colorado employment attorney for a consultation and review of your agreement.

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