Non-Compete Agreement Lawyers in Durham
Experience Makes a Difference in Non-compete Agreement Cases
Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. have been helping employees and employers with non-compete agreements for over thirty years. If you do not understand the terms of a non-compete agreement, or wish to challenge the terms of the agreement, please Contact Us immediately for assistance and to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at GMFM will aggressively protect your rights as an employer or employee. For a consultation, call us at (919) 683-2135.
Employment contracts are typically drafted by the employer to include certain restrictive covenants that safeguard trade secrets and protect its business from any damage that could be caused by a former employee after employment ends. Employers draft these contracts in their own favor and usually fail to consider the rights of employees.
Non-compete and confidentiality agreements prevent employees from performing certain work or revealing methods or skills after employment has ended. Parties usually enter into non-compete agreements or nondisclosure agreements at the beginning of the employment relationship.
While employers have the right to protect the success of their business, employees have the right to move on and advance in their careers. This can lead to various conflicts involving agreements not to compete, trade secret protections, and other restrictive covenants.
A non-compete agreement may prevent an employee from working in a certain job, for a specific competitor, or in a particular industry for a period of time after employment ends. In this economy, particularly for employees with a specific set of skills, this can limit job opportunities and have a devastating effect on an individual’s ability to work.
Non-competition agreements are disfavored by North Carolina courts and must be limited in scope, time, and geographic area. The attorneys at GMFM can review non-compete agreement and seek to protect your ability to earn a living. We can also challenge overly broad non-compete agreements that unfairly limit an employee’s ability to work.
A confidentiality agreement protects trade secrets and other secrets of business operation from disclosure. These nondisclosure agreements protect employer from harmful disclosures by employees and former employees. The attorneys at GMFM can help you avoid costly mistakes and assist you in asserting your rights in a confidentiality agreement dispute.
Protecting Employee Rights
If you are faced with difficulty due to a non-compete agreement, confidentiality agreement, or other restrictive covenant, contact the experienced attorneys at GMFM. We fight to protect your rights. In all cases involving employment law we will have an initial consultation with you to determine the strength of your claim.
You have rights…we protect them! As our client, you will be backed by the credentials, experience and strength to aggressively pursue compensation or a fair settlement in your non-compete agreement claim. For a consultation, call the legal team of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. at (919) 683-2135.