Hello, I have been selected by one organization and they are asking me to join in 1 month but I have 3 months notice period.

In this situation, if I complete my entire handover in 1 month, does my current company have the right to hold me for 3 months?
Also, if I pay off my notice period of 2 months, what can be done?

I don't want to lose the opportunity but I do understand my responsibility of handover. I am doing that with set timelines.
Please suggest

From India
Dear Bhakti,

Switching jobs for greener pastures in one's career is a personal choice and no one including the employee's present employer can scuttle it. At the same time, the employee should remember the terms of exit clause in the current job's contract of employment when negotiates the joining time with the prospective employer. In view of the difficulties associated with the early relief of the exiting employee such as finding a suitable substitute/ replacement, importance of the position held etc., most of the employers hesitate to accept the offer of buy-out of notice period and the exiting employee cannot do anything normally against such refusal other than simply serving the entire notice period. Therefore, he should not yield to the pressure of the prospective employer in the matter of early joining without considering the exit clause, mind set of the present employer about accepting the buy-out offer and past practice in the organization in such cases.

However, you may try your level best by politely convincing the present employer to accept your offer of buy out of at least 2 months of the notice period and assuring to clear all the pendencies and complete the formalities of handing over of charges within one month. If the new job and the company are of such a magnitude that cannot be matched by the present employer, well, he may have the magnanimity to accept your buy out offer and make your relieving peaceful and happy.

From India, Salem

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