I had joined an advertising agency this past April. My companies head office is in Meerut and I work in its Delhi Branch where I work alongwith just one more guy who is my senior. Within my first 15 days, company was asking me to visit its head office to mingle with other staff and I was hesitant in doing so as going from Delhi to Meerut is a task in itself and I wasnt told beforehand that I would be required to visit the head office. Also I kept asking them for a joining letter but they kept stalling saying they will look into it.
Secondly, the other guy swtiches on the air-conditioning only for max 30 mins in a 9 hour shift as he himself has said that they/office cant afford the electricity bills which I dont think is even a valid reason. He also on certain occasion doesnt come to office at all and doesnt bother to inform me at all. There was an incident where he had not come to work and I had collapsed due to dehydration and since we are the only two person in office I had no help for hours.
In June, my boss started asking me to do overtime for him as he needed me to complete a project before June 6. I did 3 hours overtime for 3 continous days without any assurance of extra pay. He called me to work on Sunday as well and I informed him that I'm not feeling well I will work from home and complete his project, he simply replied take medicine and come but you have to come.
I told him that is no way to treat your employee and I wont be killing myself for your project. The next day I went to office and asked him whether he is going to give me the joining letter or not he simply said these are just formalities they dont hold any value in professional career. I told him its not possible for me to work in such a condition and left the organisation. SInce then I havent been paid my salary for the month of May.
Can I go to labour court against them for my salary? Will I be in trouble since I didnt give them a written resignation and they could claim I have been absent without leave? Is there any other options available to recover my salary?