Partner - Risk Management
Adoni Suguresh
Sr.executive (per & Adm)
Insolvency N Gst Professional
+2 Others

Cite.Co is a repository of information and resources created by industry seniors and experts sharing their real world insights. Join Network
My company demands all the employees their original certificates for their December month salary and they can collect the same only when they leave the company. How to get my salary..?
Employees need to get together and talk to the management.
Retention of original documents is not in order.
Asking for educational certificates for verification is in order, but retaining them till employee leaves the job is not in order.
United effort will be needed to change the management style.

You need to immediately look for another job.
Depending on your financial status and other considerations see if you can resign right away and get away from such a company.
Giving the original certificates to a company to hold against you is a disaster waiting to happen.
Since this requirement was not stated (I assume) when you joined, they can not make it a condition now, unless you agree. So lawfully they can't hold back or refuse your December Salary. However, you may be forced to go to,the labour commissioner if he does not pay

I too agree with the opinion of Mr.S.Banerjee. This is not healthy practice. Company can demand the original certificate to verify the documents supplied by the employee at the time of joining. The company no way is right to detain the original certificates of the employees under any circumstances. The intention of the company is nothing but to herrace the employees and to compel them in continuing the services.
Adoni Suguresh
Labour Laws Consultant

""pl take colour xerox copies of your certificates and laminate it and submit the same no body could identify it pl try this way""
Wrong advice.
Just because you are being pressurised to submit original documents ,do not submit fake originals.

As Mr.Rao said is cent percent correct. Do not take such steps which not only result your confidence but also you will be liable for disciplinary action against the clause of .........disobedience with the employers business or property...... and proved guilty the consequences may be severe.
Adoni Suguresh
Labour Laws Consultant

Normally photocopying shops will refuse to give colour photocopies of the original documents like degree certificates or mark-lists, marriage certificates / government documents. Unless they rubber-stamp them with the words TRUE COPY.
Do not resort to such devious practices.
Try to give notarized copies of certificates. If that does not work, you will have to resort to looking for another job. Joint representation by all employees can also work.

This discussion thread is closed. If you want to continue this discussion or have a follow up question, please post it on the network.
Add the url of this thread if you want to cite this discussion.

About Us Advertise Contact Us
Privacy Policy Disclaimer Terms Of Service

All rights reserved @ 2020 Cite.Co™