(Querist) 31 October 2017
This query is : Resolved
Hi, My employer made me sign a bond stating i need to work for them for 3years failing which i need to pay them 5lacs as training expenses as they state are incurred by them. Is such a bond enforceable as i have completed 10months working for them and now i want to leave as i am not comfortable with the job.
(Expert) 31 October 2017
The employment bond is considered reasonable as it is necessary to protect the interest of the employer. However, the restraints stipulated upon the employee in the contract should be “reasonable” and “necessary” to safeguard the interests of the employer or validity of bonds comes under scrutiny. The employee cannot be compelled to work for any employer by enforcing the employment bond. In the event of a breach of contract by the employee, the only remedy available to the employer is to obtain a reasonable compensation amount. Please click the following link for further information on this issue. https://blog.ipleaders.in/are-employment-bonds-legal-india/