Hello, My ex-employer has sent me a show-cause notice. There was a clause in my joining letter that I will not join any competitor for a period of 1 year after quitting my company. I left my company through proper resignation and acceptance from my ex-employer. I was asked to leave my previous organization as they were not happy with my performance and instead of giving me a termination letter ( which would have made them pay me a month’s salary in advance) they asked me to quit, and I was relieved immediately.

I got an opportunity to work for a competitor, and I began working there as I did not have any job in hand at the time. My ex-employer threatened to file a case against me citing the clause in my joining letter and unfortunately, I had to quit my newly joined company as well.
In my newly joined company I was looking after products that my ex-company did not manufacture, yet, I was forced to leave.
Now my ex-employer has sent another letter to me saying that he has come to know “Through known sources” that I am still working with the competitor.
Please advise how to go about solving this as this ex-employer of mine is torturing me mentally and driving me insane.

From India, Pune
Dinesh Divekar
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Whether you executed any bond to the employer? If not, It is better to reproduce the exact non-compete clause.
From India, Salem

Since you are not working with a competitor company, you need not bother. Pl search for a new job and stop worrying. The old employer cannot damage you
From India, Mumbai
Dinesh Divekar

Dear member,

The Delhi High Court has already given a ruling on the non-compete agreement. Click the following link to refer to it:


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore

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