We are not aware of the reasons for keeping you on the bench, and what communications were exchanged between you and the company during this period. Did the company level any charges or issued any memo, show cause notice, and did you submit any reply? Was it a forced exit on you and can you prove it?
It could be a strategy of the company to force exit 1 month before the bond period ends.
It could be another strategy of the company to deliberately mention wrong address on the communication sent to your surety. Have you ever given this address to the company? Are you aware of any communication delivered at this address mentioned by company?
All said and done you have gone thru an exit process and company has settled all a/c and issued FNF statement, and relieving letter to you. Relieving letter is issued post all settlements. Based on limited info posted by you, apparently there seems to be no reason for you or your surety to be under stress, and your surety can chose to ignore or reply.
It is believed that company shall file a copy in your personnel file. If you have any apprehensions it shall be better to ask your surety to file a carefully drafted reply and wait for next step of the company.
Even if the company proceeds it shall be a civil matter.
Then you can step in and bring the matter to its logical conclusion.
Do you have the complete performance record with and can you prove that you have generated revenue, profit for the company and thus you may be able to settle the matter in your favor without having to pay anything to the company.
It shall be appropriate to post all details and visit a competent and experienced service lawyer.