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what were the words in the offer letter??
Did they inform you earlier about number of rounds of interview-like HR,Team leader interview etc?
No one can really predict how this additional interview can go on.
Theoretically you can take legal action but what will be the result and when you will get a court decision is unknown and legal action means money and time.
Talk to your new employer and tell them that based on initial selection you have given notice and your current company has accepted the resignation.
Try and find out why they have suddenly introduced one more round of interviews??
A tricky problem has come up and you need to give further info for suggestions to be given by other learned HR experts in the forum.
From India, Pune
As per above friend said its better contact them again and try to understand why they have scheduled one more interview and what reason, some time vacant position will filled by existing team members or company have some reason ?.
so don't get panic and meet them again Face to Face and discuss.
From India, Bangalore
Two learned members have given you sound advice. Let me repeat and say that as of now you do not have any option but to attend the interview. Yes, you may try to ascertain the reasons but whatever reasons may be attending the interview is sound option.
If I surmise then I can deduce that the reason of calling a selected candidate could be disastrous recruitment(s) in the past. There could be bad selection and some senior authority might wanted to intervene or might have been told to intervene in the recruitment process. In a zeal of intervention, the person has even called a candidate who was issued offer letter. Once bitten twice shy, goes the famous proverb, hence one more interview call to you!
Once the offer letter is issued, selection process ends. Calling a job candidate who has been issued offer letter is nothing but revival of the selection process. It speaks very poorly on the company or questions the professionalism. Therefore, one more option is you start trying at another company also. Who knows, possibly you may get better opportunity than the current one. However, this option is also fraught with the risk but it is worth taking.
From India, Bangalore
Yes, i had no choice and had to go through this additional round and it didn't go well like other
3 rounds which was taken before the Offer.
I am going to search more option but still these things sometimes depend on luck as well. When you are jobless there are more chances that you will not get job, generally your luck doesn't work in these conditions.
I am just waiting employer reply on this. let see what happen.
From India, Jamshedpur
#AnonymousOnce company has sent you offer letter and after your acceptance company legally cannot terminate the offer via interview round provided it is mention in the offer letter. It is better if you can contact with new company and discussion the matter because once letter of intent (LOI) is issued no further interview rounds can be scheduled.
From India, Patna
If I could have been at your place, I very well meet the person called you for an another round of interview and politely told him that I am no more interested after this incidence to join your company as such incidence signifies the internal system of on organization.
What would be more nastier in a system to understand how things would be going on internally that they have called a selected and offered candidate for a re-interview. Sounds they do not have trust in their people who selected you or a policy is changed without considering that what impression would be left in the market?
Believe me, Speak to your current company that you want to withdraw your resignation and if they agree then continue and else start finding an opportunity. I am very straight in putting this forward to you as I understand the complex-conflicting culture of corporate system. If would be a difficult decision for you also but trust me this is the right way.
From India, New Delhi
1. Withdraw your resignation from the current company. Exercise this option only when the relationship with the current employer is good. If things have gone from bad to worse during your notice period, you might still go for this to ensure that your income stream is maintained in the short run. Typically, unless the company has marked you for a lay-off, the company would permit you to stay on.
2. Understand your present situation with respect to the new employment. Did you get a signed offer letter? Did you give a signed acceptance note? If yes, then the new company should not and would normally not call for another round. If not, things could go anyway. You have no reason or grounds to complain.
Assuming that you have had a formal offer, please check the terms of appointment that have been agreed to. You might have a chance to go for a legal remedy, but there is no need to bet your horses on whether you would really get justice in this case.
And contrary to what people are stating above, showing that as a reason to 'prove' the company is not well managed, please rethink about the situation. Don't jump to conclusions about the organization with such experiences. That would reflect badly on your thought process and would also reflect badly on your health and overall personality. Misunderstandings are common. But at the corporate level, they could be disastrous. So, avoid the misunderstanding.
Talking to the company is a way to understand their perspective. However, I doubt you would get an honest answer from them for why they are doing it.
From United States, Daphne
From India, Mysore