I signed a non-disparagement agreement that says the two parties are
"Employee" (my name here) and "Company" (Company Old Name Here).
The company changed names and I posted something on the LinkedIn page for "NEW COMPANY".
The HR director sent me an email reminding me of the agreement. I responded that my agreement was with OLD COMPANY and my post was on the page of NEW COMPANY.
1) In the first paragraph and right above the Company's signature on the last page it mentions OLD COMPANY. Everywhere else in the entire document it only references "Company" from the first paragraph. NEW COMPANY isn't mentioned at all.
2) To complicate matters even more my paycheck was from COMPANY Z and not from OLD COMPANY or NEW COMPANY. This company is made up of about 7 or 8 different companies they acquired over the years.
I replied to the HR director basically saying that I was shocked that she would imply that I would disparage "OLD COMPANY" the company mentioned in the agreement, and that I would never do such a thing. Then I pointed out that my post on linkedin was for NEW COMPANY and that I didn't remember signing an agreement with NEW COMPANY.
How much trouble am I in? Should I get a lawyer? Should I start getting fitted for a prison jumpsuit?