I was never in front of a Notary having this document signed and notarized. My former employer will not give me a copy. I have a friend who still works for the Company and he was told that the employer had it signed and notarized with out me present
What's your question? A non compete agreement doesn't need to be notarized.
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If you didn't sign a non compete then you shouldn't be bound by any of the restrictions in it. If he is making false statements that have impacted your job prospects you may have a claim against him for defamation. However, if you have not been harmed by the document or he hasn't attempted to enforce the fraudulent non compete you don't really have any damages that can be addressed by the courts. You may want to consult with an attorney to discuss if your perceived damages are sufficient to pursue legal action.
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First, a non-compete or employment contract does not need a notary. If you did not sign anything, they you did not agree to any non-compete. You could have an attorney send a cease and desist letter to the former employer to stop the actions or request a copy of any claimed agreement. If you are certain you signed NOTHING, then you can also tell other employers that is not accurate. I realize that employers tend to shy away from any issues with potential employees, but if no agreement and employer is making these false statements then you may have a some action against the former employer.
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Your statement is a bit unclear.
If you never signed it (which it seems since you said "the employer had it signed ... without me present") then there is no valid agreement.
If however you signed it but it was not notarized, then it is a valid agreement (at least as to execution - but the terms of the agreement may be unenforceable if illegal).
Notarization is not a requirement.
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