Restrictive Covenants – Enforceable Beyond A Written Agreement?


Our traditional notions of freedom make it difficult to legally restrict a party’s freedom to choose where and for whom she will work. Yet, among healthcare professionals “restrictive covenants” are commonly utilized, and, when properly drafted, are often respected and enforced in court. A “restrictive covenant” is a contractual promise by an employee that she will not practice her trade within a certain geographic proximity of a former employer, for a certain period of time. Restrictive covenants (also referred to as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements) often appear in employment agreements, shareholder agreements, and contracts for the sale and purchase of professional practices.

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