AnonymousIts a sad scenario. they should have given you notice. does your appointment letter say that both the parties have to give one month notice?
9th June 2009
9th June 2009
Probably then you take some action. And this letter looks like they have terminated you because of some bad conduct. So if they prove in the court that you have misused or your work had not been good or whatever. The decision may go in thier favour.
I would suggest you go and speak to your the concerned person and ask them the reason for termination. May be there has been some miscommunication. You are eligible for gratuity.
If nothing works out. Go and meet a good lawyer.
All the best
You have strong case and you can go ahead alongwith all the documents of yours appointment letter, confirmation letter, appreciation letter (if any) and a copy of termination letter also.
An employee should be given an opportunity to face domestic inquiry before his/her termination.
As pointed above pls keep all the documents or letters you have received from the company in your employee cycle handy.
Even if there is no notice period clause in your appt letter still a companyt cannot terminate the services with immediate effect unless & untill there is some grave misconduct on the part of employee. There has to be a disciplinary procedure set up that generally leads to termination on 3rd warning in most of the companies.Also, with the law of right to information in place, company has to give you reasons for termination.
As far as gratuity is concerned, yes you are eligible for it..
Pls do not hesitate to talk to the top boss of the company and show him your intentions of going to labor court, this itself will sort most of probelms as employers do not prefer such hassels especially if they are wrong on their part.
Do stand up firmly for your own cause if you are correct on your past act.
Manager - HR