I have received a legal notice from a law firm in Delhi on behalf of their client (My previous employer an IT MNC), regarding the notice period recovery amount (Rs. 1,50,000) due to me, and given me 15 days as a last chance to pay it off for FnF settlement otherwise company will be compelled to take legal actions and approach to court.
Let me explain what has happened till now in brief
I had joined an IT MNC and signed the appointment letter (basic employment agreement) but there wasn't any contract or bond. There was a 6 months probation period and 3 months notice period.
Due to various circumstances (work life balance, managers rudeness, harassment, medical issues) I had resigned from my job with immediate effect within less than 3 month and asked them to relieve me immediately, but they refused and asked me to provide some solid evidence and then they will think about it (not cooperative at all). So I sent them another email with my medical proofs attachments and clearly stated that I do not require any letter/certificates from them (because my current employer didn’t asked for any document, I told them everything). after that I did not receive any email/phone.
After few days I received a letter that "I am absconding" and again after few days they sent me a "Termination letter" in which they mentioned regarding this notice period amount to be paid by me. but I ignored both of the letters sent by them.
Now recently, after 6 months I have received this legal notice, so I am looking for some legal advice regarding this situation. what should i do if they approached to court? What legal options I have to defend my position? I have all email conversations with me, and there is nothing due to me in terms of company property/documents.