I joined Wipro technologies Hyderabad on 16-May-2011 as a fresher. I had to leave the company on 25-May-2011 after discussing verbally with HR supervisor and sending an email from my wipro email account with reasons to resign from company. I had a medical emergency regarding my father's surgery.
I had taken this decision since I was not getting leaves as my training period was going to start. So I left the company after 7 working days from joining date. I have recently received two reminder letters in Jan 2017, stating that I would have to pay a due settlement amount of Rs. 1,40,452.00 due to my leaving the company.
On 02-02-2017 I have received another letter from KKDN Law firm on behalf of Wipro stating that I would have to pay the amount within 10 days as I have been notified by wipro and not received any communication else the matter will be taken to court and intimidating me with Civil and criminal cases.
In my appointment letter, it is stated:
"Keeping in mind costs incurred by Wipro in training you and otherwise in developing your skills or knowledge, the agreement would require that, should you discontinue the employment within the agreement period of one year commencing from the date of completion of your training period, unless and otherwise at the sole discretion of Wipro, you will be required to pay liquidated damages of Rs.75,000/- (Rupees seventy five thousand only)."
"This contract of employment is terminable, without reasons, by either party giving one-month notice during probationary period and two months notice on confirmation. Wipro reserves the right to pay or recover salary in lieu of notice period. Further, Wipro may at its discretion relieve you from such date as it may deem fit even prior to the expiry of the notice period. However, if Wipro desires the employee to continue the employment during the notice period the employee shall do so. "
1. I have been charged Training fees of 75000 Rs. even though I have not completed my training program as I have left within 7 days of joining.
2. I have left the company while in probation, still I have been charged two months salary due.
Can you please help me with how I need to proceed with this. I have sent an email to Wipro on 02-02-2017 asking the clarification on above two but have not received a response yet.