I worked for a spa for 2.5 years and
was told that I had to sign a contract
after being there for 2 years. I was
told that if I didn't sign the contract I
would not see new clients. In this
industry that is my livelyhood. I
signed the contract which stated
that I could not leave to work at
another spa within 5 miles and if I
did leave I could not defeer from the
I decided to leave after I was charged
an amount of money per service that
I did without knowledge of the
charge and also my sister who
worked there with me was falsely
accused and fired for stealing. I
attempted to stay but because of
constant gossip and the massive loss
of money from my check.
I did contact clients to let them know
that I was leaving and how to
contact me but I did not insist that
they follow me to my new work.
I recently recieved a letter from my
former employer that stated that he
may take legal action for my leaving
and contacting clients.
There are times in the contract that
he has violated terms. I also did
contact clients which can be
manipulated into a violation.
Any suggestions on how to handle
the situation and what I can do if it
does go to court?