Can I be sued for not signing a non compete clause? 2 Answers as of February 21, 2012I recently quit my job and now my boss is trying to make me sign a non-compete clause. It is my understanding that I do not have to but he has hinted to the fact that he may be able to sue me even if I do not sign it. I explained to him I have no contact list and will not contact anyone directly. Can he really hold anything against me?
Fisher, Butts, Sechrest & Warner, P.A. | Matthew W. Birk
Potentially, your employer could seek a civil injunction against you if it has sufficient grounds to state a claim for tortious interference with an existing business relationship. I am not aware of any situation in which you could be sued solely for failing to sign a non-compete.
Answer Applies to: Florida