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Please help me on this.
A company being agree to released their offer letter to me. When I received the offer letter (3rd April), the date of joining stated inside offer letter is 1st of april.
Then they seem to be have a section stated if i failed to join the company on stated DOJ, I will need to pay back 1 month of salary.
I being asking them to change or modify the offer letter before I going to sign it.
But today, the employer call me and asking if I could just sign the offer letter for acknowledgement purposes only.
My concern is, if i sign the offer, is it means that condition valid as well? Will I need to pay back one month salary if they decide to take action? Will I win the court or lose?
Please help me.

From Malaysia, Petaling Jaya
Dear Zen.if,

Signing of any employment letter is palpable to have the offer extended by the organization. Since you dilemma lies on paying the 1 months salary if the date of joining varies -- give them a clear email stating that reason fr not signing the same. [written endorsement is IMPORTANT].

Respond to the employer with any concerns or requests about the job offer before you accept it, before its too late for you to lean -- LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAN. By the way, why should any employer ask you "just sign the offer letter for acknowledgement purposes only"-- I've never seen any such compulsion on acknowledgements.

Please keep the request limited (only in case if you're interested & keen on this job offer) to the areas confined as it is an equal right to the employer to have applicant's queries cleared befre they start working for 'em. Any potential employer likely shall be professional in terms of correspondance. If your email receives a clear-cut retort on acknowledgement of the offer, you may very well accept the job exhibiting a return gratitude mail to the employer on exposition.

To your next question -- [ Will I need to pay back one month salary if they decide to take action? Will I win the court or lose?]

Paying a month's salary depends on the notice period referred in the letter. However, if you accept the offer/ start your employment with the said company you are liable to pay the notice. There ain't no need for an appeal; you'd require your papers (experience letter with full & final settlement).

Hope your query is cleared.

From India, Visakhapatnam
Thank you, Sharmila Das. The offer letter seem suspicious as they prepared the signature date (Not like usually after you sing any letter, then you put your own the date you sign the letter, but preprint for example ________________________
I being ask them to modified the offer letter DOJ and remove the part signature date.

From Malaysia, Petaling Jaya
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