My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: New York
So been unhappy with the circumstances of my job (health care related) and thus put in my resignation and also gave a 3 month notice. Currently 1.5 years into a 3 year contract. Now, my employer is threatening to sue me saying I am breaching my contract since I'm terminating early and also threatening to sue for damages (lost profits, recruitment costs, etc)
Now my contract is silent to how I need to terminate it and nor does it state that I agreed to not terminate contract before the end of the contract period. The only thing that is mentioned is that if I terminate early, I will have to pay back a proportion of my sign on bonus. But there is absolutely no mention of paying "damages" if I terminate early. Secondly, the contract is silent to the notice that I need to give. However, to be professional, I gave a 3 month notice which they say is "too short" notice. Honestly, if they can't find a replacement in 3 months, then maybe the position isn't that great of an opportunity and that can't be fault nor can I be held liable for that, correct?
Additionally, they are threatening to sue my new employer for torturous interference despite me wanting out and looking for new jobs.
question is can they actually sue me as they have threatened or do they have no legal basis and are just employing scare tactics??
Thanks in advance!