Can my employer keep me from working within 10 miles of former place of employment?

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Can my employer keep me from working within 10 miles of former place of employment?

My employee contract states that I cannot provide my service directly or indirectly within 10 miles of my employer’s place of business. I want to work at a location within the ten miles and providing my service for another company that in no way is in competition with my employer. My contract goes into detail how they want to protect company interests, reputation, etc. If I cease employment I will not owe them any bonus money or funds of any type. I will have given sufficient notice also. Can they sue me if I quit and work within that ten mile limit even though there is no competition?

Asked on February 24, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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