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

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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