Wrongful Termination for Contract Employees Certain employees sign employment agreements at the start of their employment relationship. These employees are generally higher level employees that the employer wishes to discourage from leaving the employment. The employment agreement may guarantee employment for a certain period and will generally specify certain circumstances under which the employer may terminate the employee or when the employee may leave. These employment agreements almost always also contain restrictive covenants such as non-competes, confidentiality agreements and non-poaching agreements to further discourage the employee from leaving the company.When faced with such an employment agreement and a desire to leave the company, you should always consult an attorney before taking any decisions. The decision on whether the restrictive covenants will be enforceable is a highly fact specific one and should be discussed in detail.
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