My previous employer had their lawyer send a threatening letter about a non-compete that doesn't exist?
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A disagreement about whether a non-compete provision existed, is applicable, or even enforceable is not uncommon in white-collar business disputes. It often spawns litigation, which can be protracted and costly. It may be worth a few hours and a modest investment to have a lawyer give you review and advice before responding to your former employer. A little effort now may save a much larger inconvenience later.
If you are comfortable that you are right and they are wrong, your recourse is to tell them to leave you alone. You may want to pay a lawyer to draft a response so that they are dissuaded from suing you.
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