My problem is the following:
I have signed a contract with a company in the UK with an effective start date which has to be defined. Now my previous company has claimed they can enforce a non-compete clause because the new company works in the same area as them. They told me after I signed the contract with the new company and they changed their mind after they initially said that they would not enforce that clause. Is it possible that the new company may decide to withdraw the offer that I have signed because of this clause? They told me this should not be an issue for them but they are taking a very long time to confirm my starting date and I am a bit worried they may change their mind.
Many thanks to anybody who can give me some insight on this.