My employer recently informed me that they were unhappy with my performance. I was in sales for a web design firm in NC. I am only 24 and this is my first sales job out of college. My employer told me that I could either resign or be fired for poor performance. I did NOT sign a non-compete when I started my job. He coerced me into quitting by stating that I would not want that termination on my record. He then told me that since he was 'letting me resign' that he was going to require that I sign a non-compete (after I already sent my letter of resignation) Now, I am without a job, have no chance at receiving unemployment and he is threatening that we can "take an alternative route" if I decide to have a lawyer look at the agreements. Is this legal? What should I do?
Employment law for businesses Non-compete agreements for businesses Business Employment Employment law and finances Workers' compensation Unemployment compensation Employee wages and severance pay Discrimination in the workplace Employment forms Employment contracts Non-compete agreements and employees Discrimination Employee contract for businesses