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Hi all,

I have been working with a multinational company for the last 5 years. As per my appointment letter my notice period is one month. last year i received an appraisal letter where i have been promoted to a senior level and the notice period has been changed to 2 months. Recently i was sent abroad for a project and prior to my travel,no discussions or official communications were made regarding any contract to be signed or any change in notice period.

Upon my return, i have been verbally informed by a superior that my notice period has been changed to six months. I havent got any letter or official communication through mail regarding this and the communication is just verbal, i havent agreed to the change either.Though i am not planning to leave immediately i feel cheated and arm twisted into accepting something i dont want to.

My query is , is it possible for a company to unilaterally decide a change in notice period, without a consultation and with the employee and without any verbal or signed consent from the employee. If I am served with an amendment letter, what should i do? and if i refuse to accept the amended notice period,is it still valid and when i resign am i liable to serve the six months notice period?

Please help
28th February 2016 From India, Bengaluru
The company shuld have discussed the whole matter of foreign trip with you and change in notice period consequent to the foreign trip/project.
Mutual agreement is necessary and that too documented in proper form before notice period is changed from originally stipulated as per appointment order.
If you now resign and want 1 month notice period the company will create problems.
So best is discuss with the company and get mutually agreed notice period.
Company always has an upper hand-you need relieving documents whenyou exit,but company will create problems.The alternative you have is judicial remedy which is time consuming.So on some matters one needs to negotiate and compromise (in practical terms)
Has your company done the same change in notice period with other employees who have been deputed abroad?
Discreetly find out from other employees also.
28th February 2016 From India, Pune
#Anonymous
Thank you sir for the reply,
So far the matter hasnt been brought up again, a performance and pay review is happening soon, so maybe they are planning to bring it up then.i know for a fact that a colleague who traveled abroad around the same time as I, was given a pay review letter with 3 months notice period. so its not uniform for every one.before the situation comes where this is discussed again , i wanted to be sure of my rights as an employee.
2nd March 2016 From India, Bengaluru
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