Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. What exactly does the non compete clause say?
Hello,that the employee will not
it say that employee will not (for the period of 1 year) either alone or jointly, or as manager, agent, consultant or employee of any person, firm or company, directly or indirectly acrry on or be engaged in any activity of business which shall be in competition with the business of the employer
Does it give any geographical restriction?
no, it doesn't
What line of work are you in?
I work for accounting firm, dealing with clients bookkeeping and accounting, if I leave the employment I'd like to set up my own business
Ok thank you. There is no legal obligation for the employer to compensate you for this, however restrictive covenants are only enforceable insofar as they are not drafted more widely than to protect a legitimate buisness interest. As there is no geographical restriction in your clause it simply will not be enforceable at all.
You don't therefore need to worry about it as your employer will not be able to successfullly take action against you under the terms of this restriction.
ok, thank you for your answer and good night :)