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QLD Non-Solicitation Agreement - Loopholes in Employment Contract?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Jamie-lee, 3 May 2016.

  1. Jamie-lee

    Jamie-lee Member

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    Hi,

    I have been employed for approx. 10 weeks. (still within my 3-month probation period). I signed an agreement at the beginning of my employment stating that I could not own a business or work for another employer within a 5km radius of my current employment for 2 years following the end of my employment.

    Circumstances have changed and I would like to open my own business in the same industry, within the 5km radius as this is the suburb to where we live and our children go to school. I have been told there may be loop holes in the employment contract depending on how it is worded, etc. I would like a definite answer as I do not want to go any further and end up in court.
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    You'll need to take it to a solicitor for that kind of advice.
     
  3. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member

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    ^ Agreed.

    It's very hard to give even general advice without first being provided with the wording of the covenant.
     

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