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If I want to re someone with a non-compete which is valid

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Customer: If I want to hire someone with a non-compete which is valid and reasonable. If the old company goes after him will they also draw our company into the suit? Can we simply fire him and escape any liability?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It is a salesman in the midwest who was fired about 6 months ago. His non-compete is up in July 2018
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

Normally company will only sue the employee. sometimes, it may try to pursue the hiring company too for lost profits and tortious interference with the contract, especially if the company is aware. Safer bet is not to proceed unless employee secures waiver of non compete in writing and/or indemnifies the hiring company.

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

Kindly let me know if that is fast and clear.