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First, as others have pointed out, your termination seems legally tenable as you are on probation period.
Secondly, nobody will give you any reason , in writing as to why you have been asked to quit.They are not bound to do so.
Do not waste your time and energy.Quit and look for a new job.
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Dear Kushboo,
Pls check your offer letter. In that you see terms and conditions. And look for the point \"We can terminate you at any time\". If it is not there then send a formal mail to your company CEO and your immediate boss ( Valuable reason for meeting CEO) or else you approach consumer and human rights court. Incase if you find the term \"We can terminate you at anytime\" and you have signed then pls look for better job.
If the terms of your offer say you can be fired without assigning any reason, there is not much any legal option will give you.
In any case, it would harldy pay in the long run to fight and try to cling to your job in this company. It's a BPO job, there are plenty of companies. Why would you want to waste anymore time and energy in a company which can terminate you at will.
Please don't take any action...you may face some difficulties in finding job because when recruiters verify for your background information they will find that you are terminated so it is better to accept your termination and know the reason for your termination......employers have the right to terminate you at any time without giving any notice!!
You might be in probationary period, so 24 notice or a day salary accordingly they have to give. So its waste of proceeding legally it will create complications and waste of time/money for you! Its also difficult to work in an environment where u have been terminated. Hope and wish u will get a job soon....
Dear Khushbu,

I am terribly sorry to hear about what happened to you. In fact, had there been a good reason for your termination, one would have appreciated. But oral termination just for meeting with MD is highly unethical and unprofessional. However, you would appreciate that most of the companies in India believe in such type of management practices. There is only a handful of good companies in India where management is open and encourages employees to meet MD without any fear. I remember one of the incidences as told long back by one of the gentlemen belonging to our fraternity that an employee of his company was terminated because he was found making finger marks in the dust coated body of the car of MD of that company). There are hundreds of such examples where employees have been wrongfully terminated without sufficient and valid ground. Now let's go back to the queries as raised by you :

You cannot approach Labour Department for redressal of your grievance as you don't fall under the definition of a workmen under ID Act. You were working in the capacity of Assistant Manager and must also have been handling managerial activities, hence this possibility is ruled out.

You may file a civil case but verdict will take a long time to come and by the time verdict comes (may or may not be in your favour), you will lose the importance of the verdict. Secondly and most importantly, if your future employers come to know by any chance that you are fighting a legal suit against your previous employer, it will create a very bad impression in their mind and I think, sitaution will once again turn against you. In many companies HR Department gives a Job Application Form before interviews, where there is a column in which one has to state whether he /she has been ever convicted or any case pending before any court. If you conceal this fact and later on when your employer comes to know about it, they will take suitable disciplinary action against you for concealing the same as you also sign the document (Job Application Form) and acknowledge that the informations as furnished by me are correct to the best of my knowledge. DK has rightly suggested that you give up the idea of confronting with the company.

In the biblical battle between David and Goliath, David might with won but in real life Goliaths usually win. Your former company can also frame any goddamn charge /s against you and bring forward hundreds of evidences and witnesses to prove the charge /s. It may be difficult for you to defend yourself. Apart from this, fighting a legal suit will also cost a few thousand of bucks and your valuable time. Let bygones be bygones and march forward head high.....

I suggest, you start looking for a job and I am sure with your knowledge, skill and experience you shall be able to get a good job.

All the best. In case of doubt, please feel free to speak to me.


Rakesh Pd Srivastav
You contacted your CEO directly when your immediate superior was not there, that is not an offense, But i want to clarify one thing for what reason you contacted him? Is it regarding something which could create some problem to your top management/conflicts between them? Why all of sudden your management has taken harsh decision that too the extent of termination? I think no one can terminate you without CEO's prior intimation or at least post intimation if you are working in a Small/Medium level company.
When it comes to Big Companies as some professional said earlier Politics will occur everywhere, its waste of time if you go legally to sort out this issue, unless you are financially sounds good.
There is nothing wrong in approching the CEO of the company. But , first of all you should try to find the problem to the solution thru the right medium. If your Boss is the problem, go to his boss and approching the CEO should be the last option.
Since the management has decided to terminate you, please have a candid discussion with the management or ask fopr a second chance.
As a last resort, you may approach the labour court for justice. Its not easy either.
Dear Khushbu,
See, your company has terminated you without any notice/reason taking you as easy like a casual worker, I think this is not the perfect reason that you approached the CEO directly. There must be some other reasons may be your failures before their expectations from a HR Manager. As you wrote you are designated as Asstt. Manager - HR, so tell us how will you fight on behalf of others for such unreasonable causes, if you can't questioned them on your behalf itself. I will advice you to seek another job, but don't let your previous company leave for such foolish justifications.


I suggest you to try a better job..I am also a victim of company politics. I worked 3 years in a private company and was the best performer.I had given a lot of suggestions and ideas for the company to grow up.

However ,I wont blame the CEO. He is a talented human and is the only one intelligent guy in that company..I really pity of him.Things gone worse , when he assigned on Chief Marketing Officer to handle all things, to reduce his burden. This CMO was a new guy and was finding a reason to show up. I was performing the best , and he came to know that it will affect his status, as he was not doing anything.

One day, one mistake happened from my side, which was not a serious one. He got the chance and terminated me on the spot. He told everybody that , I have done a serious crime which will invite the legal notice. He even held my salary for that month.

Later, I mailed the CEO, with a detailed explanation of the incident. Then he replied me with an apology,and asked the managers to release my salary which was on hold.

Anyhow I am happy that, it gave me a motivation to find another good job, with a better work enviroment and people. Now , I am employed in one company with a position better than that of my previous one. Also, I have got a lot of other offers too..

Hence, I thanks the CMO for terminating me on the spot ! else , I would have been wasting my career, with some idiots.

One more thing I came to know is they do not have PF and ESI account, but have been deducting from my account since years..

Anyway thanks to that guy...:D
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