What’s a Non-Disclosure Agreement & Do I Have to Sign One?

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What’s a Non-Disclosure Agreement & Do I Have to Sign One?

Oftentimes, an employer will require an employee to sign something known as a non-disclosure agreement, either upon hiring the employee or introducing the employee to a new role. In most cases, non-disclosure agreements are fair, common sense contracts that employees are required to abide by. That said, the penalties for violating a non-disclosure agreement are severe, so it’s always best to speak with an experienced Atlanta non-disclosure agreement attorney to learn more about these agreements, whether you should sign one, and how we can help you if you’re accused of violating one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why would my employer ask me to sign a non-disclosure agreement?

A non-disclosure agreement is essentially a contract that states you cannot repeat or share certain types of sensitive information you gain through employment. For example, an employer may ask an employee to sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect certain trade secrets, client information, marketing plans, or other private information. In most cases, these agreements are perfectly logical and there should be no reason not to sign one. You should understand that employers can require employees to sign these agreements, and if you refuse to do so, you may lose out on the job opportunity. That said, if you believe the NDA is too broad in scope or otherwise require insight as to whether it’s in your best interest to sign, simply speak with our experienced Atlanta employment rights attorney at once. We can assess the agreement and determine whether it’s fair to both parties.

Will I go to jail for violating a non-disclosure agreement?

If you violate an NDA, there’s a very good chance you will face serious legal penalties, including jail time, depending on the severity of the violation and the terms of your non-disclosure agreement. No one facing accusations of violating non-disclosure agreements should proceed without competent legal counsel in their corner. If you find yourself in this situation or have any other questions about non-disclosure agreements in Georgia, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give our legal team a call today. We are here to help.


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