Congrats , you can relive form your old one , If you working there means your future will be destroy, you are not slave , there is no Legal action for this one , But you should careful for cheque issue ,for Few month you should avoid that bank account . if possible means you may book cause in inspector of labours , we have own rights to argue , in future you do not do same mistake
3rd January 2014 From India, Chennai
I submit my case for your kind perusal.
I signed a Service agreement/Bond with an IT company last year. The bond entitled me to work for the company for 2 years failing to which, I shall have to pay them a sum of 1 lakh rupees as training expenses.
However, while my company trained me in a particular language, they did not put me on project for a considerable period of time. Later, they provided me a short 20 day training in some other technology(both of which I knew beforehand) and put me on project for a couple of months. They later shifted me to the original position and then dragged me back from it within a period of one month. Owing to all this, I was greatly disappointed and decided to leave the company. While initially they agreed to negotiate the amount to be paid, they retracted from it and asked me to pay the entire amount. I resigned that day and have been absconding since(almost 7 days now). Now they have emailed me directing me to pay the entire amount within 15 days or else they will proceed with civil proceedings against me.
The case to point here is -
1. I have been continuously asking them for a copy of the bond that I signed. Each time they have flatly refused the same citing company policies.
What do you suggest might happen in such a scenario. Is this enforcement of bond legal in a civil court in India?
19th June 2014 From India, Delhi