I joined a financial company 2 weeks back in a new city after quitting a steady job with a reputed MNC. The hiring manager at the Fin. Co. had at the time of interview promised relocation expenses, company paid accomodation for 2 weeks, and buyout of short notice immediately on joining. After joining, i was told that there is no policy for relocation, that the accomodation is to be paid for half by me and half to be borne with the company, and the short notice buyout was also withheld although on mail i was promised that i will be reimbursed teh amount the moment i join.
As i found the environment very unsafe, and the reporting manager had actually misrepresented most of the employment terms, I returned home.
Now the hiring team has asked me to pay for the . 800 perday(50% of actual), in addition to paying a month's salary to them although i have already worked for them for 2 weeks.
The appointment letter talks about one month notice in case i leave in the first 6 months.
Am i liable to pay any amount to the company? I have already quit my old job because of this cheating and now they are forcing me to move alone to another city which i have refused to do... pls advise what i should do as i am very worried.

2nd July 2008 From India, Lucknow

First thing not to worry too much on legal propositions. It is always in the common interest of the individual / public.
If there is anything in writing on what the hiring manager committed at the time of interview, you can also pull them into court.
Otherwise what is given in writing in the appointment letter is binding on you.
My suggestion is to just abandon this job with forefeiting your 2 weeks pay and look for another job. The company cannot hold you on taking up another job.
2nd July 2008 From India, Mumbai
Hi Madii,
As mentioned by you, you were promised for notice period pay out throgh mail. But you were not given that. This is a sufficient proof of mis-representation by the company. I am sure that with such bad work environment and policies, similar situations would have arisen in the company earlier also. They cannt do anything legally. If they do so, they will be at loss as the co. pitfalls will be exposed in public.
I agree with Rajan. You need not ask for relieving by them. Forfeit your remuneration and move ahead.
If at all, they do consult you again on the same lines, do talk to a qualified lawyer. One website will help you - www.lawyersclubindia.com
Madhu's comments on this...
2nd July 2008 From India, Hyderabad
Thanks a ton for your replies freinds ...I have been told that there is an additional amount due from my side even after deducting the 15 days salary ... is it okay if i stop taking thier calls and ignore any emails sent out ... I mean there is nothing that they will be able to do legally right ?
2nd July 2008 From India, Lucknow
Yes, this is called abandanment of job. Don’t respond to any call and simply ignore.
3rd July 2008 From India, Mumbai
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