If you have boldly told your ex-employer that you have not done anything wrong they can sue you for the wrongdoing, then why are you scared?
In fact, you could have clarified your stand but challenging your ex-employer to go to court was not required. You could have avoided that.
If you have moved from the city where you worked and if you are working in some another city, then tell your family members not to disclose your workplace address or new home address. Secondly, keep off from social media like Linkedin, Facebook. Do not disclose your whereabouts. In fact, you may deactivate your profile on job portal like naukri also.
30th September 2019 From India, Bangalore
You have resigned from the company due to workplace harassment, but haven't served the notice period.
The company has been sending people to meet your family members and have been asking your family members to call them.
After your confirmation to your ex-employer, they have accused you to telling one of their customers to approach the court for a service refund.
Legally, your ex-employer cannot do much except claim for damages for not serving the notice period with them. For this, if you have e-mail or written correspondence on having reported your workplace harassment to your ex-employer when you had been in service, this would help. This is because when you report harassment at the workplace, the company is supposed to share with you their findings and conclusion on the inquiry conducted. If this has not been done, then it means that they did not pay any heed to your complaint and this created circumstances for you to resign and leave without serving the notice period.
About the company approaching your family, this becomes a civil issue as your family members are not employees of your ex-employer. A complaint at the local police station by your family members can take care of this.
As for the accusation against you by your ex-employer, this is after your resignation. Instead of accusing you of not serving the notice period, if they prefer to make such an allegation of misinforming the customer for maligning their image, it becomes clear that this is a case of retaliation. This should not be difficult to prove in the court of law. So, it's better you just continue with your life and let then come over with the evidence they would like to present when they want to. You can engage a lawyer then.
30th September 2019 From India, Bengaluru
1st October 2019 From India, Salem
As per Mr.Umakanthan Sir, statement is right & please go a head. Try to get the relieving order, if you are not able to get your relieving order from previous employer and the same disturbance is there, you better make a complaint to concern ACL / JCL Officers to get amicable solutions.
3rd October 2019 From India, Coimbatore