Lavika Yadav
Manager-hr
Dikshit.tgs
Human Resources Professional
Nathrao
Insolvency N Gst Professional
Ramsyadav
Working
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I accepted offer from two companies at the same time . I served three months notice period in my current company . And then two weeks before my joining date I informed first company that I will not be able to join them as I will be joining the second company . So the HR from first company threatened me of blacklisting me in NSR saying that I should have informed then when I got the offer from the second company and two weeks before is not proper time .
Are they not forcing me to join their company ?

Its not valid.Getting offer letter and joining a company both are different things.No organization can threat you for obtaining offer letter and later on denying it.You can go for the option which is more suitable for you.Dont worry about the threats.
You behaved professionally and informed them proactive.Company could take action if you had joined and and absconded later on.But this scenario is different.You can also tell that so called HR that you are also going to sue that HR for pressurizing you and for mental harassment. :) (Its just an option )
Best Of Luck !!!!

@Ramsyadav,
Firstly, What is an offer letter? Well, the company through it's HRD is offering you to join their team. Whether or not to join is your choice.
WRT blacklisting candidature in NSR, lemme tell you my friend NSR is not his private entity. It has it's own process and verification procedures and hence I suggest you not to give a heed about it.
Best Regards,
Dikshit T G S.

""I accepted offer from two companies at the same time ""
Two weeks before joining first company I decided not to join.
Personally it is not good thing to do.
You cannot sail in two boats simultaneously.
No wonder HR becomes stricter and stricter in dealings with new employees.
Both employers and employees are playing tricks on each other, because people do not stick to their commitments.

They cannot take any action nor blacklist, dont worry strictly speaking nothing will happen and you can join any company and it is your personal choice.
Dear Ram

What would you do if the exact opposite of this were to happen?

You are given an offer letter by a company which you accept and start serving a notice period in you current company .Just 2 weeks before your joining, The company says that they have found a better candidate than you and hence they are withdrawing your offer.

Would they be justified in doing that?

Do you think that would be ok?

It wouldn't right.... So why should be ok for you to do the same.........

Now coming to your question...

1.No, they cannot force you to join. An offer letter by itself is not a legal contract,Unless you agree to the offer.Once you agree to the offer it is the first step towards a contract..Then comes your appointment letter

2. Dont be worried about NSR....That may not happen...Its a tedious process,which i doubt you HR has the time and patience to do.

But pls appreciate the conviction and faith that the company had in you while extending the offer.
Most of us spend a lot of time and energy in finding suitable candidates only to find them dropping out in the last minute. Many companies have now started routing the offer letters through a legal entity just in case the candidate decides to default.
I sincerely hope this does not become a norm…

All the best for you new Job

Dear Ram S Yadav

What would you do if the exact opposite of this were to happen?

You are given an offer letter by a company which you accept and start serving a notice period in you current company .Just 2 weeks before your joining, The company says that they have found a better candidate than you and hence they are withdrawing your offer.

Would they be justified in doing that?

Do you think that would be ok?

It wouldn't right.... So why should be ok for you to do the same.........

Now coming to your question...

1.No, they cannot force you to join. An offer letter by itself is not a legal contract,Unless you agree to the offer.Once you agree to the offer it is the first step towards a contract..Then comes your appointment letter

2. Dont be worried about NSR....That may not happen...Its a tedious process,which i doubt you HR has the time and patience to do.

But pls appreciate the conviction and faith that the company had in you while extending the offer.
Most of us spend a lot of time and energy in finding suitable candidates only to find them dropping out in the last minute. Many companies have now started routing the offer letters through a legal entity just in case the candidate decides to default.
I sincerely hope this does not become a norm…

All the best for you new Job

Ashbhat,
What you say about contract is absolutely correct.
But many people do not think in such legal terms and get a shock if a notice is served on them.
But many companies avoid all these legal hassles and recruit some other person.
There is no shortage of people wanting jobs.
But job seekers need to show basic ethics while dealing with prospective employers.
Accept two offers and then reject, these are not good things to do.

@Nathrao,
When it comes to the legalities or moralities, I would say neither the employers nor the employees are up to the mark.
How many of the employers give enough time to go through the terms of the offer? Do they atleast insist to do so?
How many of the employers make the employers work beyond their regular schedules citing the business contingencies and never allow the employee to avail a sick leave? Employment is an agreement and agreements are supposed to be based on mutually acceptable terms which is not happening right now.
PS:- It's just a random comment, please....

""When it comes to the legalities or moralities, I would say neither the employers nor the employees are up to the mark""
Fully agree.
Many- -far too many managements paly double games when dealing with employees.
But we must try and break out of this cycle.
Be correct while accepting job offers and honor your commitments.


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