Help Wanted: Laid off, with noncompete deal
Carrie Mason-DraffenCarrie Mason-Draffen
Mason-Draffen, a business reporter, writes a column about workplace issues.
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DEAR CARRIE: I was laid off after working for an insurance company for 25 years. I last worked there as a claims adjuster. After I was hired, I signed an agreement stating that if I left for any reason, I could not legally pursue a job at a company that does the same things we do. Specifically, the policy says I couldn't go to work for other insurance companies, health care providers, third-party...