I worked for a medical practice in 2012. I left 1 year ago due to disagreements with the physician owner. In my contract there is a non-compete for an 8 mile radius. It also applies for 36 months after I left the practice. I am being courted by a new employer that is only 7 miles from the previous practice (as the crow flies) and I still have 2 years left on my non-compete. How enforceable is this non-compete? Are there remedies? What could happen if I work here anyway?
Add'l : There are several other practices (same specialty) between both my old work address and my potential new one. I don't know how my old employer could possibly substantiate a claim that I will cause damage by practicing 7 miles away. I do not intend to solicit patients or do anything that could harm their business