Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Restrictive covenants are intended to protect an employer’s legitimate interest against unfair competition from former employees. In the medical profession, restrictive covenants are a vital component of any physician employment contract. Without such covenants, physician-employees are free to leave their employers on their own terms, which can often result in solicitation of the patient base and dilution and even destruction of a provider’s valuable and hard-earned patient and referral bases. Likewise, an employer’s monetary investment in a departing physician and in building up goodwill within a particular locale can be rendered moot where a former physician-employee is able to establish a competing practice across the street. Indeed, the problems associated with the failure to include a restrictive covenant in an employee’s contract can prove substantial for an employer in the medical profession, and that failure can quickly lead to a costly pattern of physicians and/or patients leaving to practice or treat elsewhere.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.