Your act of rushing to the HR Manager's cabin to enquire about the change in the service condition (notice period changed from 30 days to 60 days is a change in service condition which can be made only after issuing 21 day's notice as per section 9A of the Industrial Disputes Act) should have sounded to be an act of taking collective bargaining leadership. You should have been provoked by the others. Finally what happened? You have lost a job and all others who kept silent remained in their office. Now the moral of the story is don't take any decision so quickly especially when you are working like a slave of the US capitalists.
As learned member Madhu stated, legal remedies are long and tortuous and while you spend from your pocket, company will spend from company a/c and no certainty that you will win.
They appear to have given you 30 days pay.
Suggest you move on and not waste money and resources fighting in court.
Madhu: I have been employed for them for 8+ months, this conversation happened casually and was not a formal meeting, the HR is approachable individual and I just dropped this question, she conveyed the details to the CEO to confirm the new rule is 60days or more.
I was not provoked, I am wondering if the others are still not aware of it.
Smonika: I agree with this suggestion but the entire organization is under the thumb of the CEO, he was an Indian now settled in the US and takes decisions in a blink of an eye. So speaking to HR, I have already done that and they are helpless and requested to get in touch with the CEO, he is not responding to my calls.
Nathra: I get the point and I do not have any financial background or time to deal with this trouble in court. Moving on is the only option a middle class has but I am wondering if there is a law that I could mention to get paid for a month or two salaries from them. It will take some time until I get my next job and that will have a ripple effect in my family.
Do we have a Labour Law that I can mention in my email that might convey a strong response which might help in my additional month's salary and this will not happen in future?
Thank you, guys.
In the case of others also, give them a copy of the report and ask them to explain why their services should not be terminated. Then take a call. If the report is correct, they will resign and go and even otherwise, if they feel that the employer has lost confidence on them, they will resign and go. Then why this hurry?