Location: Canada, Ontario
Background: A friend got a one-year contract to work at a daycare from June 2017 to June 2018, but was let go after working two months. Key things on the employment contract says:
The employee agrees that this contract shall be binding from June 01, 2017 until and including June 1, 2018.
The employee agrees that upon leaving the daycare, for any reason, they will not open a school or initiate a business that has any similarities to the daycare's concept. If the employee opens an educational institute or daycare facility that has no similarities to the daycare they agree that they cannot locate the school within a fifteen mile radius of both campuses.
With that said, a 15 mile radius from both of these daycare is basically the entire greater Toronto Area.
Question: Does this mean my friend cannot open a daycare within 15 mile radius of these daycares for life? Is this even legal? Or can they open a daycare after June 1, 2018 since the contract says it is binding from June 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018?
Another note of interest, the address of both daycares are not present, only the name of the school.