You have posted that:
---“My father dont want to get into legal issues and because he has signed the bond aggrement I will just pay the bond money. I dont want to take any risk and dont want company to call my dad.”
Firstly it reinforces that “The employee should always consult elders in the family, competent and experienced well wishers, lawyer/law firm before signing on the dotted line.”
Secondly: It is not as simple as that as perceived by you.
You have not shared------What were the reasons that compelled you to abscond???
It is not understood why are you terrified and horrified to such an extent.
You should hold and get the merits evaluated from your lawyer.
Therefore you may meet a competent and experienced service lawyer as early as possible with elders and understand the merits in your case.
If company has not provided: any specialized training adding to your qualification extraordinary skills, special favor, concession, etc it may not succeed….
---It is not understood why you unwilling to even meet a lawyer specializing in such matters.
If a reputed lawyer, who has examined your documents and inputs, opines that your case doesn’t not have any merits even then you may negotiate for a prorated settlement i.e. Bond money/24 months*5 months= Rs……
Or you may decide to pay up and live with the consequences……
There is a possibility that courts may also decide on a reasonable amount……
---The bond created by company may be in violation of standing orders of the company…..
Your lawyer may opine that the bond is unconscionable, void, unenforceable, coercive, illegal………………
If you were in probation: the notice period of 2 months may be unreasonable…..
Various enactments like IESO Act/Model Standing Orders, SE Act etc suggest notice period to be at 15 days--30 days.
Your lawyer may ask you a set of structured questions and may opine that you are within the definition of a workman…………..
---If you wish to avail the services of LCI lawyer:
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Your near and dear ones can also guide you to a competent and experienced labor consultant/service lawyer. In each city there are few lawyers who practice in labor /service law only and specialize in it and they are well known. Some lawyers may prefer to take up employers and some may prefer to take up employees cases.
Finally it is your money, your life and you may proceed as deemed fit at your end.
Valuable advice of learned experts/members is sought.