A Salt Lake City employment law attorney from Haymore Law can represent you against your current or former employer when you have been accused of violating any type of non-compete, non-solicitation or non-disclosure agreement. Such employee contracts are intended to prohibit an employee, consultant or independent contractor from taking an unfair advantage against the company after termination of employment. They degree to which they can be legally enforced is limited by reasonable geographic and time restrictions, and it is normally only possible to prove a violation when the defendant's business activities pose an actual threat to the company.
Confidentiality is at the core of a non-disclosure agreement. The employment relationship typically necessitates extensive sharing of proprietary information, trade secrets and marketing plans. It is in an employer's best interests to guard against the possibility of losing such information to a competitor or having an employee use the knowledge to go into business in competition with the company. A non-disclosure agreement will sometimes be used in a manner which would make it impossible for the employee to continue working without moving into a new profession.
A non-solicitation agreement will prohibit a former employee from stealing business by using knowledge of customer lists or relationships built with clients during the term of employment. If you signed a non-compete agreement, you may be prevented from going into business for yourself or accepting employment at a rival firm in the same industry. Your former employer's claim that you are in breach of the agreement may not be enforceable due to weaknesses in the language of the contract, as well as if the situation is beyond the scope of the agreement. An attorney from our firm will review the agreement to determine the most effective strategy for your situation.
Contact a Salt Lake City employment law attorney for seasoned representation in a dispute with an employer over a non-compete, non-solicitation or non-disclosure agreement.