Employees who decide to leave a company or large corporation in order to start their own business face a number of legal challenges and difficulties. In certain cases, a former employer may attempt to enforce a non-compete or confidentiality agreement against a former employee who has started a new business the former employer has an interest in undermining. They could claim you took trade secrets or accessed computers without authorization. At the law office of Donna M. Ballman, P.A., we challenge attempts on the part of former employers to interfere with or prevent former employees from starting their own business or working for another employer. In many instances, the terms of a non-compete or confidentiality agreement may not be enforceable; rather, the intent is to create legal and financial hurdles which a former employer hopes will dissuade a former employee from going forward with their business venture or working for a competitor. As your law firm, Donna M. Ballman, P.A., may help challenge the enforceability of these kinds of agreements through an analysis of case law and the reasonableness of the terms at issue.
We have the resources and knowledge needed to defend your new business enterprise in business litigation lawsuits by former employers. Regardless of whether you're facing allegations of violating a non-compete, confidentiality, trade secrets, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act or have other claims being brought by a former employer, our office can help. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact an employee-side employment litigation attorney at Donna M. Ballman, P.A. today.Assessing Costs And Damages to Your Business And You
While each case is different, damages typically reflect actual financial losses that occurred as a result of a breach of contract or action on the part of another business entity or person. In order to accurately quantify our clients' losses, we work with you to determine the value of a frivolous lawsuit, breach of contract, or unnecessary civil action against you by a former employer.
Threatening you with a lawsuit in order to prevent competition may violate antitrust laws. You might have claims against your former employer who tries to prevent you from competing. If a former employer gets you fired from a new job, or interferes with your customer relationships, you may have claims against them for tortious interference.Contact An Employment Litigation Attorney At Donna M. Ballman, P.A. Today
If your corporation, small business, restaurant, medical practice, or other establishment is sued or you need a business litigator to defend you against a lawsuit with a former employer, contact an employee-side employment law attorney at Donna M. Ballman, P.A., to discuss your situation.