Re: Legal Advice Needed- Employment/Contractual Law
Originally Posted by SteelSD
In any case, I'm not sure that a covenant not to compete actually exists. My wife has never seen it and, thus, certainly hasn't signed one. However, as the offer letter includes a requirement to sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of employment (the only non-compete language existing in said offer letter), could an Company A successfully argue, in WV of course, that the signing an offer letter requiring a non-compete agreement at a later date represents a coventent not to compete?
I'm probably over-thinking this one as the threat of a lawsuit is likely just a manifestation of frustration from Company A.
Absent a signed contract with a definite term of employment and absent a signed covenant not to compete, I think that Company A has nothing more than frustration and arrogance. Your wife is probably fortunate not to work for Company A.
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