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Was your employee permitted to obtain employment with another employer in similar geographical location / line of business?
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While I cannot comment on your specific case, generally, if the former employer's customers decide to obtain services from the former employee who signed a non-compete clause and the non-compete prohibits solicitation, then if the customers decide to obtain services from such former employee on their own, without any solicitation from the former employee, then such activity would generally not be violation of non-compete clause, however, the former employer might still question the situation and the new employer and the former employee should be ready to prove that they didn't engage in any solicitation related to such situation.
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