Is a confidentiality agreement valid if you where forced to sign it without reading it or risk losing you job on the spot?
At 9:30 am today my employer told four other employees including myself that we must sign a confidentiality agreement. We all agreed to sign "only after reading" the ten page document. It was at this point my employer become angry threating to fire anyone who refused to sign it at that moment without getting a chance to read it first. as we all survive check to check, the threat of losing our jobs forced us to fearfully sign.
So after getting a copy of this agreement and actually getting a chance to read it it has a non competition, ownership and title, and conflict of opportunities cluase in it. Which in turn screws my if he fires me.
Am i correct in being pissed that he locked me into working for him only with ****ty pay or quit and not be able to work in my profession for two years after termination.
So my question is as stated above. Is a confidentiality agreement valid if you were forced to sign it before having anytime to read it. Or risk getting fired on the spot ? I'm speaking 4-5 minutes tops with the boss screaming and cursing at everyone.
Thank you in advance for all the advice