If the answer is “yes,” it is likely that a court will find the agreement too broad and excessively burdensome for the worker`s ability to earn a living. That being said, most employers disapprove of costly and time-consuming litigation. When an outgoing worker has a good relationship with his former employer, there are circumstances in which a renegotiation of the contract may be possible. It is really the particular language of the agreement and the state in which you find yourself, because the jurisdiction that will control the application of the agreement and which may have laws that make it difficult to apply in one state, while in another state it could actually be applicable. On August 4, Craft found a copy of this email in his Inbasket (id. 32). After reading the e-mail, he spoke with his boss, Dr. Leonard (“Leonard”), as well as with the Director and Director of Human Resources (id. 35). Leonard believed that the e-mail was so disturbing and inappropriate that Crampton was justified in resigning immediately, and continued to believe that Crampton had breached his employment contract with Abbott (id. 36, 37).
 While 854 different Abbott executives accepted that Crampton`s e-mail showed poor judgment and infidelity and justified termination (id. 36, 41), Craft was ultimately responsible for the dismissal decision (C. Add.St. 92). Ok, so that understanding the case I`m about to discuss requires some understanding of how LinkedIn works (and from personal experience, I know that knowing how to read this post doesn`t necessarily mean that you “in” is “related” to LinkedIn mechanics.” Most of us at least know that LinkedIn is the Facebook for professionals, and it is designed to be a professional networking site. Here are other LinkedIn basics: A LinkedIn user creates a profile that contains, among other things, the user`s current and former employers. Users can invite everyone to become a “connection,” which is a kind of facebook “friends.” Users “confirm” their connection skills and know-how in different aspects of their professional lives. (A lesser-known aspect of LinkedIn seems to be that there is something business-oriented that employees can do in the afternoon if they fall asleep or are bored at their desks.) So what happens if an employee linked to a competition agreement leaves the job to work for her employer competitor and then exercises caution by updating her profile to reflect her new job, which then sees her profile updated for her “links”, many of which are random contacts she had when she was hired at the number one employer? There is, of course, a complaint. Elizabeth Fowler (“Fowler”) is The Stock Options Employee of Abbott (C.