My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: FLORIDA
My employer (a property management company) said they are going to terminate me if I don't sign this contract. I don't really agree with it and I voiced my concerns to my employer. Their response was that if I didn't sign it then they'd fire me!
I don't even believe they have a policy in place which says that I do have to sign it or face termination.
**What I would like to know is:
Can they simply fire me I don't sign the agreement?
Here is the contract which I'm having trouble signing. Thanks for being patient and helping me. Here is the two clauses stated in the covenant and agreement which I don't agree with. I left out the introduction and the rest.
The four asterisks (****) symbolize the company name which I work for.
2. RESTRICTIVE COVENANT
A. EMPLOYEE expressly covenants and agrees that during the term of employment and for a period of twelve (12) months immediately following termination of his/her employment, for any cause whatsoever, so long as ****, or any company surviving ****, carries out the same business, EMPLOYEE will not for any reason whatsoever, directly or indirectly, for herself/himself or on behalf of, or in conjunction with, any person, persons, company, partnership , corporation or busness entity:
1. call upon or solicit any property management account or customers of ****.
5. EMPLOYEE AT WILL
The execution of this agreement is not met by either party to change the employee at-will status of EMPLOYEE, and **** may discharge EMPLOYEE for any reason, at its sole discretion.
Thanks again for your time and help.