In sept 2017 I resigned from my organization and based on my performance the organization decided to retain me by paying retention incentive.
The retention incentive was of INR 1,20,000 and was/is paid to me in below mentioned installments
Nov 17 - 24000
Jan 18 - 24000
Mar 18 - 24000
May 18 - 24000
Jul 18 - 24000
Looking at my skills, recently I was offered a better opportunity in a top level MNC and hence I again resigned at my current organization and currently serving the notice period. The reason for resignation was lack of recognition and career growth.
My questions are - can my current organization ask me to pay back the amount paid by them as the incentives? If no, then what should I do if they ask to me pay back?
Also, will I be black listed in the current organization and will not be able to join back in future?
While rolling out the incentive they never mentioned any such clause nor they asked me to sign any bond. The only condition which is mentioned in the incentive roll out letter is "This Reward is paid subject you being on the rolls of the company at the time of disbursal of this amount."
Thanks 20th April 2018 From India, Mumbai