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That depends on the agreement itself. Nothing in general employment law automatically invalidates a non-compete based on the employer being the one that breaks the relationship. That would only be true if the non-compete itself said as much.
Otherwise, it can still be enforceable. Now, the fact that they let you go would give you some argument that they don't have a legitimate business interest to protect if they chose not to keep you, but that is not always effective as a means of defeating a non-compete.
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