I started working for a consultancy back in May and literally one week later broke my leg. Fast forward three months and I've been housebound for so long that they've decided to let me go.
The company they consulted me out to where I worked for all of five days would like to hire me as a contractor, but they've been told I am not allowed to work there for 6 months after my employment ended with my previous employer, which was 26th August.
Now, I don't have a non-compete agreement anywhere to be seen, so I can only assume this is something my last employer signed with this company.
A few websites have suggested this could be fought with the clause that there is "no legitimate need to enforce" because, simply, I worked for a week and broke my leg, and then they got rid of me. To stop me from getting another job is almost malicious at this point.
Does anyone know of a service I can approach for help, or does anyone here have experience and advice about this issue?