Posted On 17 June 2012 at 17:41
Recently an Indian company for their office in Africa has selected me for Office Administration job. As per company's demand I did my yellow fever vaccination and PCC with my own expenses and handed over to the company these documents and my original passport without any receipt or acknowledgement from them. But I signed the appointment letter.
I could not travel on the date of my confirmed travel date because the company confirmed to me about my travel only 2 days in advance. Later the company informed me that my appointment has been cancelled by them because of my reluctance to go on the confirmed travel date. This is despite my request postpone my travel date for just 3 days.
Since they have terminated my appointment, I requested the company to return my passport, yellow fever certifiacte and PCC. But the copmpany is demanding cancellation charges of Rs. 3500/- on the ticket. I checked up with airlines to know about any cancellation fee to pay on my confirmed ticket, the airlines told me that the ticket is fully refundable and there is no cancellation charges.
However, the company is insisting me to pay Rs. 3500/- if I want to get back my originals of passport and other documents. I am willing to pay the money if they really incurred the cancellation charges, but there is no such cancellation charges paid by the company.
Please advise me how I face this problem and get back my original documents and what is the legal remedy?
To join in this company I spent almost Rs. 7000/- and resigned my present job. Although the company said by their email that I will get refund of my train fare from Mumbai to their Ahmedabad office if I am selected, But when I asked them from refund, they refused to pay me this also.