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On December 8, 2009 at 3:30 a.m. I woke up and smelled burning wire. A few minutes later our entire house was on fire and my wife and I were lucky to make it out alive. Investigators believe that lightning started the fire. I never thought in a million years that a fire would destroy our home. Looking back we realize that we were not adequately prepared for this disaster. Now I want to use my experience to help you prepare for a disaster and cope with its aftermath
Even though Alabama law says that “contracts restraining business” such as non-compete agreements are void, there are so many exceptions to that law that non-competes are usually valid as long as they are reasonable, even if you’re laid off or fired. The law says an “employee may agree with his employer to refrain from carrying on or engaging in a similar business and from soliciting old customers…” which is the exception that most sales employees fall under.
Worker’s Compensation is designed to cover employees who are injured at work in almost every situation. As long as the injury arises out of and in the course of your employment you should be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.
Alabama follows the “Employment at Will” doctrine which simply means that in almost all circumstances your employer can fire you at any time for any reason. Some people might say that it is “discrimination” to treat any employee different from another for any reason. However, the law is very specific about what type of conduct constitutes “discrimination” and about who “discrimination” can apply to.