| ||Ask HN: Is a Non-Compete Contract enforceable for a non-competitor?|
5 points by microDude 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments |
|Hello, back in 2011 I signed a Non-Compete agreement with my employer (I was a doe eyed fresh graduate engineer). I was given the contract on my first day at the job and had little choice but to sign it.|
Now, I have accepted a job at a customer of my old employer. The new employer does not compete or sell/offer services similar to the old employer (I do factory automation software, the new employer makes semiconductor chips).
My old employer seems to be pushing the angle that I am some how stealing business. However, the customer will still be buying licenses from my old employer. I will hire a lawyer in Portland Oregon to help (any recommendations?) if things get nasty. But, does anybody have some experience? I am losing a ton of sleep. Thank you
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