Can a former employer still take me to court over a non-compete clause violation if I have moved on to a third company not affected by the agreement?

Company A had a non-compete clause with me and threatened me with a lawsuit when I moved to Company B. Due to this, I then moved to a different company C on which the non-compete clause doesn’t apply. Can company A still sue me for damages?

Asked on February 29, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It may, if it has any damages. You did violated the agreement but corrected. Without further information, it is hard to say one way or the other.

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