Employer wont pay salary, asking to return incremented amount and not relieving on time
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I work for a software company.
Last year in November I resigned from my current position. During the negotiations my company offered me a very good increment. They were not ready to relieve me and offered me a good amount. I agreed to that and accepted the offer.
There is policy in the company stating, that a person needs to stay for 6 months after taking the increment and he/she cannot resign during this period.
I served this period and after this was over and I was not under any bond I resigned due to some personal reasons.
Now, the company got mad and held my first salary after resignation without any intimation. when I confronted the management they said, you resigned after taking a good increment which is morally wrong. So we are holding your salary. And in order to resolve this you need to return the incremented amount to us.
I said ok, I will pay that amount but I won’t continue to work for you or serve the notice period.
They said no you need to pay the amount and serve the full notice period.
Now, I am stuck and any advice would be helpful.