IT Employment

General discussion


resign legal issue

By jiansec ·
Hello Forum,

I finally decided to resign gracefully and professionally from my current employer. But I found a clause in my contract signed three years ago. It said that I cannot work for the same domain for one year after my termination except I am fired. I wasn't told exactly at the time of employment. It was in French!!!
I currently accepted one offer in different country (neighborhood). Do you think the clause is still applicable to me? Does the clause make sense? My company is a pretty small start up company. I am the only one providing one of the core service.

I asked one ex-employee. He said, even I signed it, it is not applicable under law since I need the skills and knowledge to earn a living. Does it true? How to prevent it haunting me one day?

There won't have any clients overlapped in these two companies.


This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Ask a Lawyer

by BFilmFan In reply to resign legal issue

You will need a lawyer to check and see if it is a legal contract.

And the rule is to NEVER NEVER NEVER sign ANYTHING that you do not understand or cannot read. That alone may may the contract null and void.

Collapse -

It Depends

by JamesRL In reply to resign legal issue

The same question ahs been asked in a job hunting group I used to belong to. It depends on the laws in yours state or province, it depends on the wording of the contract as well - some of them have holes big enough to drive a truck through.

And define domain? I would think there is room for intepretation on what your employer's domain is.

Get a lawyer, one who specialises in employment law.


Related Discussions

Related Forums