Can an employee retract a signed job description and confidential agreement within 72 hours after signing it?The employee handbook was signed by the same employee a few months earlier and it stated that it is a requirement to sign job description and confidential agreement which also outlines the conflict of interest guidelines.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
The employee worked for our company for more than 3 years and had no objection signing the new job description and confidential agreement since as all employees where required to sign the same agreement only with different job descriptions. This employee was reprimanded for using company marketing material on a personal Facebook page for personal gain. Wanted to retract the agreement due to conflict of interest section that he said wil hampers future plans.
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Question: Can an employee retract a signed job description and confidential agreement within 72 hours after signing it? The employee handbook was signed by the same employee a few months earlier and it stated that it is a requirement to sign job description and confidential agreement which also outlines the conflict of interest guidelines. Response: No. Once signed, the employee cannot retract the signed job description and confidentiality agreement (collectively called “it”). There is no right to cancel within 72-hours of signing it. Once signed, the employee is bound by it. If the employee violates the terms of the signed documents, then the employer can discipline the employee including Reimbursement for any damages caused by the employee for wrongful disclosure of confidential information or for misusing the company's property.
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