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Now regarding the bond, please note that bonded labour is illegal in India. No one can force you to remain in employment through bonds or agreements. Through these so called bonds/ agreements the company can only recover the actual cost of any training provided to you if you leave before the period but under no condition you can be forced to work. However, you are legally liable to serve the notice period or pay the equivalent amount thereof.
At this stage, you need to send them a resignation letter (preferably drafted by a lawyer) and wait for their reply. Verbal communications and refusals have no value.
4th August 2016 From India, Kolkata
you can meet with your embassy and ask for help they can help you. and about contract, there is not possible to read all terms and conditions of any company and other. so it's normal case that you have not read about his contact terms and conditions.
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5th August 2016 From India, Kolkata
5th August 2016 From India, Ahmadabad
No employer is having legal right to keep your original documents. He can ask for just verification of photostat documents. Secondly, as Mr. Ritesh Maity said these bonds and agreements do not stand anywhere and have no value in the Court of Law. The companies can recover the costs of any special training which they imparted.
Go ahead for the sake of your bright future, talk to seniors, try to amicably settle and finally approach the legal way.
P K Sharma
6th August 2016 From India, Delhi
17th August 2016 From India, Pune
17th August 2016 From India, New Delhi
Thanks for all your replies. My present scenario is this:
1) They are still not allowing me to go.
2) They are not ready to accept an equivalent amount since I am leaving early and breaking the contract.
3) I can get duplicates of most of my certificates, but they have my Passport too. I need to leave by next month and it will be really difficult to get a new passport. Also, I would have to report to the police that my current passport is lost, but this is not the case.
They are making things really difficult for me. I have been trying to talk to my seniors for over two weeks now but they are showing no interest. They are totally adamant on not letting me leave. Will taking a legal action now, at this junction, be the right step?
NOTE: I am an Indian citizen.
19th August 2016 From United%20Kingdom, North%20Shields