I am working in a small firm based in Mumbai since last 1.9 yrs. Recently from last 4 months we are getting salary after 15 - 20 days. Last month they have provided only half salary and half is on hold for no reason. As many people are resigning from company, they have come up with Bond / Contract to hold the employee only to one team in company and others don't have to sign Bond / Contract. Now the situation is I don't want to sign either Bond or Contract, so I have searched a new job. I resigned from current company, they have accepted the resignation. We have 2 months notice period. I am ready to serve 2 months period / ready to buy out my notice period. but now company threatening me to server for 3 months and train my replacement, and that is also a tentative date not a fixed one. In out appointment letter 2 months notice period is mentioned.
Now they have started threatening me to serve for whatever they want, otherwise they will hold my relieving letter / experience letter, and all the due. They have already put my March months salary on hold and asking me to sign the bond or serve till they found replacement otherwise they will not releasing my salary.
I don't want to go into legal proceeding / complaining. I am thinking after serving 1 month I will abscond from company and join another one. As they are holding my two months salary now, it is sufficient to buyout for 1 month notice period.
Please help me what should I do now.
Should I serve 1 month and abscond, then after absconding should I need to face any legal action?
I have all the threatening mails from HR department on my personal email id, are they sufficient to tackle any legal action taken by company after I abscond.