Atlanta Employment Dispute Attorney
Are you an employee whose ability to find work has been so negatively impacted by a non-compete agreement that you have found it impossible to find work? Are you an employer who has lost a valuable employee, who is now in violation of a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, because a competitor offered higher pay? There are a variety of employment disputes that arise between employees and employers, including non-compete and solicitation agreements. From discrimination and wage and hour issues to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, Atlanta employment dispute attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC handles it all. We assist both employees and employers, giving us an advantage in and out of the courtroom when it comes to seeing the dispute from the other side. Furthermore, Christine Forsythe has won numerous cases in the courtroom, and is not intimidated to try your case before a judge—a quality you need in your attorney.
Non-compete agreements/covenants have become increasingly prevalent in the workplace in recent years. Non-compete agreements are legal contracts between two parties: the employee and the employer. They serve the employer by barring employees from working in the same industry within a certain amount of time—often there are geographical limitations to the agreement as well, meaning that an employee could possibly find work in the industry in another state or city and not break the non-compete covenant. In exchange for not sharing the employer’s confidential information, as well as the investment put into training the employee, the employee usually gets a signing bonus, higher wage, or severance package in return. However, as with any legal contract, there is always room for interpretation, as well as outright violations of the contract by either party. Furthermore, some non-compete agreements may overstep their reach, giving the employee an avenue for disobeying the contract due to the contract not being legal and therefore unenforceable in court.
Non-solicitation agreements are similar to non-compete agreements. However, a non-solicitation agreement works by disallowing the employee to solicit the employer’s clients for a certain period of time. A non-solicitation agreement may work in conjunction with a non-compete agreement in some cases, limiting the employee’s freedom to work for a competitor and take their clients along with them to that competitor. As with non-compete agreements, disputes are likely to arise in non-solicitation agreements when the scope and reach of the non-solicitation agreement is too broad. Or, one party may simply violate the agreement for a non-legitimate reason. In either case, whether you are the employee or the employee, you need to speak with an attorney if there is any type of non-solicitation agreement or non-compete agreement dispute between you and the other party.
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We help clients resolve employment disputes of all kinds, including non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements, both in and out of the courtroom. We always have our clients’ best interests at heart, and will do everything in our power to ensure that your case is resolved with the most desirable outcome. Call Atlanta employment dispute attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC today at 404.476.2717 to schedule a consultation.