Post employment restrictions in job offer
I currently work with a contract research service organization (CRO) and also have a post-employment restriction that i had signed which limits my ability to join any other CRO within 100 mile distance in NC.
1 attorney answer
The restriction likely would not be enforced by a court as it is against public policy. The clause makes the employee unemployable for a one-year period and serves no valid business purpose. However, the time to fix the language is before you sign the agreement and not wait to see if a court would enforce the agreement. If the employer represents to you that it "never has enforced such agreements" in the past, it should have no problem deleting the restrictive language from your employment agreement.