I have a former employer that has managed the company into the ground.Told employees the company had been sold. So i moved on to a new employerdoing the same kind of work. My former employer now is filing what he is calling non compete clause, known to be improperly,written. so he is using several versions some of which I do not remembersigning. Sueing for all reimbersement moneys since 2008. These were credit card receipts along with expense reports to cover cost of company travel.Also trying to claim my knowledge as property of his organization. How can I defend myself from this rediculous harrassment as I do not have thefinancial ability he does to pour money out for legal counsel.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Louisiana
working with local attorny, do not want to play the game looking to make the harrassment stop. my former employer enjoys this.
Hello there Gerald --
Unfortunately, there is no way to stop one party from suing another party even if it is a frivolous lawsuit and you have no choice but to pay for an attorney to defend you in thismatter and any lawsuit that this former employer may file against you. Anyone can sue anyone else for any reason even if the case is simply nothing but junk. What you might suggest to your lawyer is filing a countersuit against this ex employer for harassment and malicious prosecution (that is a civil legal claim that you can make -- it means that you believe there is no case and if the court agrees with you that the man had no case in the first place and did this simply to harass you and be malicious to you, then you may end up getting some monetary damages from him in the end -- at least enough to pay for your legal fees anyway). So, you are just going to have to bear this thing until it is done -- but my suggestion is that you file a countersuit against him with several of your own claims and you just might be able to get him to back away from you and either dismiss or settle all of the claims so that the matters will be closed once and for all.
13 years experience in employment law, unions, contracts, workers comp law
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