My wife was coerced into quitting her job in August of 2014 due to threatening behavior towards her from coworkers and board members. Cut to January 2015, she has a new job in a completely unrelated industry, old job was in real estate new job is in freight logistics. The old company is claiming that there was a "Non Compete/Non Disclosure Agreement" signed by her. The agreement says that she must inform the old company of her intent to accept employment at a new business, regardless of industry, and that she must provide contact information for the new place prior to beginning work there.
We feel unsafe giving these people information that could inform them of my wife's whereabouts. There were threats made against her well being.
In Utah, where all this is happening, I read that "unreasonable" clauses in a non compete do not hold up. My question is, would this scenario fall under the "unreasonable" umbrella?
Also, her old work informed her of this non compete after she had worked there for over a few months and she isn't sure that she signed it. She thinks they just gave her a copy. No raise or promotion was offered when given the papers. Does this mean that there is no consideration for the contract and that it holds less legal clout?