In my appointment letter they have a non compete clause. Now that they have defaulted in the manner above can they enforce this clause if I leave the company and join a different company.
Employers use non-compete clauses to protect sensitive processes, technologies, and other trade secrets and information. The more competitive a field, the more likely employers will ask prospective employees to sign non-compete agreements. In some cases, the non-compete agreement may not even be valid or enforceable, either because it is too constricting or because of other technicalities. Furthermore, you may be able to negotiate the terms of the agreement — including the number of names of specific competitors, the breadth of the geographic scope, the amount of time, and whether the agreement goes into effect if you are downsized or fired rather than when you resign. You may also be able to win other concessions from the prospective employer for agreeing to sign the clause, such as a bonus, shorter review time for raises and promotions, or other perks.