Chiropractic Practice’s Suit Against Former Employee Proceeds

A Massachusetts chiropractic practice can proceed with a suit alleging a former employee breached her employment contract’s noncompetition clause by setting up a competing practice nearby, a federal court in the state said.

Massachusetts law prohibiting restrictive covenants from being enforced against doctors, nurses, and psychologists didn’t preclude Marion Family Chiropractic Inc.’s suit against Stacey Tam, Wesley Stubbs, and Seaside Family Chiropractic LLC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts said.

State lawmakers “clearly made a choice about which professions to protect from restrictive covenants” and chiropractors aren’t among them, the court said. It would be inappropriate to …

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