This is in regards to one of my friends working in retail chain company.
He has served a short notice period of 6 days in his old company and then joined his new employer. While resigning he has stated the fact that due to personal reasons he cant serve full notice period and is ready to pay back the required F&F amount. His manager got irritated from him on receiving his resignation mail and out rightedly refused to relieve him from his duties and overruled the pay back amount thing.
But since he was getting good growth with his new employer, my friend left after 6 days, submitted all the company assest and joined his new employer. During those 6 days they didnt discussed anything, not tried to retain him, spoke about his handover.
Now his old employer is asking him to serve his full notice period, threatening him that they would take legal disciplinary action. My friend told them he is ready to pay back the notice period amount. But they are not ready to listen. emphasizing on serving notice period.
Notice period serving or payback in lieu of the amount is mentioned in his appointment letter.
But his old employer are over ruling all things.
Please suggest what step can be taken by the old employer and how can the employee[friend] can counter act.
6th December 2011 From India , Meerut
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