i recently had to seek employment out of state due to a poor job market in the area i lived and due to a recent divorce. i needed to find employment in order to financially support myself. i interviewed with several companies and was offered a position with a company in the same industry. however i signed a no compete agreement but chose to take the position since the previous employer did not enforce the no compete with former employees who had also gone to work for the same company. my previous employer has found out that i am working for a competitor and is now threatening me with legal action. yet have not done so with other employees. can they hold me to this contract if they do not hold it to the other former employees?