I am a software engineer. Singed a bond in my current organization of Rs. 3 lakhs for 2 years. After joining the organization I was felt very uncomfortable the way they treated the employees. They are keeping the employees always in under pressure. So after joining it self I started searching some other jobs. Now it is 7 months later I got very nice opportunity in an MNC. So I resigned my job by sending a mail and went to my HR by saying that I am not feeling well and I want go back to my native and settle with my parents. She told that you have to pay either 3 lakh, I said as per my current family situation I can pay 1 lakh now and 1 lakh after 4 months. But I cannot pay 3 lakh rupees. She told that so we cannot allow. Then I told to HR that I am taking back my resignation notice. And they asked me for a letter of applogize for the matter to the HR. with my ID proof. After that now they are treating very rough now.
I have gone through several blogs that the employee bond is not legal in India. Also I have read something if the employer gives any training they can retain the training amount. In our organization they are giving some useless training just for a name say by their employees itself. I thought unncessarily they are wasting our time by doing such training and getting signature at the end of training. But now only I understand the importance of doing such thing.
Now my question is will they able to increase the bond period again. Is there any way to break the bond without paying the money. Because now I cannot even join with the new company without releiving letter and cannot work in the current company. I working in hell like a situation. Neither me happy here nor my family. So anyone please suggest me and help me.
They are also not giving the copy of the Bond. If I ask they are telling it is company rule that we cannot provide the copy of the bond.