Does clicking “I’ve read” mean “I agree”?


In a recent case, a United States appeals court ruled that, an employee who checked “I’ve read the agreement” on an “web-based” non-compete agreement and subsequently accepted the benefits of the position, is deemed to have “accepted” the agreement as well. The court rejected the employee’s argument that acknowledging that the agreement was read does not mean the employee agreed to its terms. The court also held that the fact the employee didn’t remember having read the agreement is immaterial. ADP v. Lynch (2-16-cv-01053).

Barry F. Gartenberg, L.L.C.
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