How can I get out of my non-compete contract?

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How can I get out of my non-compete contract?

I currently work for a company. When hired I had to sign a non-compete agreement. I now want to start my own business providing the same service. Can I get out of this contract? I was told that a

non-compete doesn’t hold up in my state.

Asked on July 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, OK law states that a former employee is allowed to work in their chosen business regardless of any non-compete tht has been signed. However, while competition is allowed, the former employee is prohibited from soliciting any established customers of the ex-employer. For further information you should consult directly with an employment law attorney in your area.


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