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contract changes without my signature

When hired by my last employer, I signed a non-compete contract that apparently has no end date, stating that once I leave the company, I cannot work for any other similar company in state for a 2 year period. The issue is, the copy given to me when I was released was not the contract I signed but it had a facsimile of my signature on it. It is notarized and dated, but the person notarizing it, and the company CEO were not at my interview when I was hired, and the only other person that signed the

Asked on October 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If, as you apparently acknowledge, you did sign a non-competition agreement created by the company, then regardless of their signature(s), you are bound by your signature. When party A creates the contract and offers it to party B, the fact that A agrees to the contract is shown by the fact that they created it and offered it to B; when B then evidences his or her agreement to the contract by signing (ie.e. accepts the offer), that is enough to enforce the conteact against B. It is possible there was some wrongdoing, like false notarization, which can subject the notary to punshment, but that does not void the contract or make it unenforceable against you.


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