Per my previous post, my company let me go last week.
A few of the folks in my network that I have reached out to are customers of my previous employer. I did not directly solicit them; I merely sent a brief note to make them aware that I was on the market and looking for a job, and asked them to pass my contact information along to anyone that they know that may be looking for someone like me.
My previous employer got wind of this and contacted me to inform me that I am still bound by my non-compete, and basically asked me stop talking to their customers.
I've done a little bit of research and have discovered that courts are usually VERY hesistant on act on non-competes, especially when the employee was terminated, unless the former employer can show undeniable evidence that their business has been irreversible harmed by the former employees actions.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experience in this area?