my organization has asked me to sign an appointment letter with condition that I cannot solicit/work for a competitor for up to 3 months after resignation, for whatever reason I am terminated or I resign. they say they reserve the right to pursue legal action against me if I do so.
My question is: Is this not bad in law? and can they proceed legally against me if I do so? If I leave, my intention will not be to hurt/damage/steal business, secrets, employees from my previous employer, but for my own betterment, to earn my bread (period). How can an employer prevent the employee from working elsewhere after resignation ? Please suggest.