I would like to ask some advice regarding my situation.
I was previously working for a IT company as a technical guy, my contract with them has a non-compete clause that says i cannot seek employment with direct competitors in the same line of business.
even if i was aware of that condition, i still applied to one of the company's direct competitor because the compensation from my previous company was not enough to supply the needs (medicines) of my parents and some family needs. i resigned from my previous company and have received clearance from them already. but after 4 months they said they will sue me for transferring to a direct competitor.
what should be my thinking about this?since i am a technical guy, i have no knowledge or connection with regards to their sales except that i know of course the customers of my previous company. my current and previous employers have no same customers and my current employer has no plans of trying to get their customers.
since i am only a technical employee, i believe that i know trade secrets that will affect the business of my previous employer.
thanks in advance for the advice.