What are my rights if my employer wants me to sign a non-compete contract if I ever leave the company?

I’m fired if I refuse to sign it.

Asked on September 18, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you don't really have any rights: an employer may make ita  requirement or condition of continuing employment that an employee sign a non-competion agreement; may terminate any employee who fails or refuses to sign; and such agreements, signed on threat of termination, are enforceable.


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