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Employee Separation Agreement

Texas

Asked on Jul 15, 2023

Employee separation agreement non-compete clauses?

I recently left my job, and my former employer presented me with an Employee Separation Agreement, which includes a non-compete clause. I am concerned about the implications of signing such an agreement and would like to know what my rights are in regards to this clause. I am worried that signing this agreement could limit my future job prospects.

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Employee Rights

Texas

Answered 337 days ago

Brit B.

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Depending on the scope of the non-compete clause, it could substantially limit your future job prospects. Is the non-compete limited: in time? In industry? In geographical area? To certain competitors? You can certainly negotiate the scope of the clause with your former employer so that your ability to find a similar job is not too restricted. If your employer insists upon a non-compete that is too strict, you should consider whether the severance amount being offered is worth the loss of freedom for your future job hunt.

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