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After being let go from a start up company after just 3

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After being let go from a start up company after just 3 months, I was offered a position in the same industry. However, I signed a non-compete agreement with the former company that basically states that I cannot accept a position in the same industry for 2 years and within 25 miles of the former company. With limited funds at this time, I thought it best to approach the former company/boss and see if I could be released from the agreement. I thought via mail/email and that something in writing was the best way to go. So I am looking for a template and guidance for this.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: nh
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: at will
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 11 months ago.

Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. The non-compete agreement, would be something that could have legal effect, if you voluntarily decided to leave the company and go work for another company or you did something that resulted in being fired, which was caused by your own fault. In a situation like this, if you were let go, as a result of issues/problems that the company was having, it should not restrict you from taking another job in the industry. It would be restricting your ability to earn a living and your livelihood and their decision to let you go, should not prevent you from earning a living. You can address this with them, advising of the same and see how they respond or decide to accept the position and see if/how they even respond.

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