retaliationdiscrimnton case against employer after resigning

Sir, I worked for a multinational company as a Manager in Bangalore. Due to organization changes, I got a new boss 'A' . Due to wrong and damaging feedback from others, 'A' moved my team to another and I was left with no team members. When I enquired about the feedback he got, he simply ignored and I effectively remained an individual contributor. Then 'A" introduced another manager (B) between me and him. So B reported to 'A' and I reported to B. B was very unpredictable and often used to crticize people in public and also make personal comments. B was always highly critical of India, and it was not acceptable to some of us (others did not care). I informed this to 'A', and 'A' promised to bring it up with B at appropriate time. When I checked with 'A' later he said it will take lot of time to change B. B would waste all his time just chatting and socializing. Later there was lot of office gossip about B his behavior and skills. In my knowledge, others have also complained against B to 'A'. But no action or corrective measure was taken by 'A' leading to a lot of frustration and despair in team members. Suddenly one day B called me and along with help of HR, managed to give a final warning to me saying that I am creating bad work environment and not working full hours. I tried to question about what was wrong etc. as no prior discussions had happned but they got menacing. They also warned me not to discuss with anyone. B said someone on the phone overheard me talking to another person. They said they have also spoken to lot of people. B was not able to explain anything negative about working hours. I just said fine and came back as I could not collect my thoughts to argue. From that day all other members of department started behaving weirdly, like completely ignoring/avoiding me or looking with strange faces. Later I learnt that B had spread bad info about me and created a very negative perception about me and even disclosed the hr action taken, but no one ready to speak out. In reality, B himself was following his own schedule and generally not available in office to support his team. Due to fear of dismissal and for safety of my future career, I did not discuss the event with anyone. 'A' preferred a certain kind of profile, mainly returning NRIs or US citizens to work with as direct reportees, others (even more experienced and talented) were distanced using a second layer. A would directly assign tasks without following any hierarchy. There were many instances where my hard work was attributed to other employees (in written). There are countless examples where a task was first assigned to the preferred group, then transferred to me/others for express delivery as lot of time got already wasted by the preferred group. The organization doesnt take any action against upper management (A and B are upper management). When I enquired with B about why my work was shown as some other's work in a meeting, B said he will check and get back but there was no update. In such circumstances, it was better to resign and i quit the job and served notice period. Then they made me beg for my leave and bonus quoting policies, finally I was able to get my leaves encashed but still no bonus. I would like to know if a case of harassment, retaliation and discrimination (or any other appropriate) can be made against the company as I was compelled to quit and faced a lot of trouble because of them. I have read about constructive dismissal/discharge but have also heard that after resigning voluntarily, taking action against employer is not feasible. Please advise.

Deputy Manager

Since you have resigned from their services on your own, then you can only claim your dues if any from your previous employer, but no other action you can take against him/the company/the previous employer.



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