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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Alabama?

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.

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Can I be fired without warning for showing up late to work?

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.

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