Evening All, I gave notice (mandatory 4 week notice period) to my current employer a few days ago. I have been called up by the boss and threatened with legal action so I cannot work in my field quote "You will be getting an injunction so you cannot work with your skills with any employer that offers any service that is similar to ours". I currently do abc tasks with my current employer and have signed a contract with my new employer to do xyz tasks (starting after I for fill my current contract). I'm in a technical field, that doesn't interact with clients or sales for that matter. I have a non-competition agreement in my current contract that restricts customer interaction, involving with current clients and seeking employment with clients. New employment is not a client nor in the same field as current employer, but in IT (a massive field) All the people I have spoken to said this is ludicrous and I think so as well. All the information I have read and been advised on states there is no legal employment law grounds for them to prevent me from working. FYI I'm married and sole income earner for a family of five. Anyone's input would be greatly appreciated.