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Hello sir/Ma'am, One my friend left the company and he deleted all company source code and company sent email to submit all source and login information but my friend did not reply and submitted the source code (All Project) which he worked last 8 month and company have one month salary pending which was notice period and company is saying I will pay as salary due date but my friend wants now that why he copied all source code and my friend is saying to release my salary now then i submit source code. Company is saying I will do as per company rules and given salary date which is mentioned in offer letter and if you will not provide source code company ready to take legal action. I am really confuse what can i tell to my friend to do and where is fault.

Dear Dharam, It is your friend or you, It is unethical not acceptable and the company can definitely take a legal action for breach of trust and forgery alleging that yo have traded with company's intellectual property. No employee can take a company on ransom, pay your dues and company will pay its.
From India, Mumbai
Dear friend,
Who he may be, damaging/destroying/wrongful use of office information is fall under mis-conduct. The company is at liberty to take legal action even can file FIR in police station in name of the employee involved in sabotage work.
The work done by the employee is not his property rather the property of the comapny for which the said employee was hired and remunarated.
Your friend is lucky enough that the company has not initiated any legal proceeding, once it starts your friend has to pay manyfold than of his pending salary and can be put behind the bar.

From India, Mumbai
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