Dear Friends, please read carefully as it a bit lengthy
My friend was a team leader in a software company and he used to take care of the team and interviews(first round). Final round used to be taken up by the company Project manager(who is son of the CEO/owner of company) and then HR round by HR.
Recently the management has terminated my friend (team leader) and also 9 members from his team. The reason for this is they all were hired by my friend by taking money (bribe). Ofcourse after my friend has taken initial round , the final rounds were taken by the Project manager (who is also a member of management) and then HR round
Reason for termination they mentioned is : The candidates who came in to the company have faked their experience and all of them have given bribes. but few of then were genuinely expereinced(even though they have given bribes to my friend after getting offer).
The management has agreed to provide exp and reliving letters to the team members but for my friend, they are not ready to provide the same and he is suffering with financial problems ( his parents is deceased). He tried to request the CEO , Manager etc but in vein.
One doubt i have is, Even if he has taken bribes all the inteview process was as normal and they were selected only after final round. The company has verified their fake experience almost after a year of their service.
One should accept that taking bribe is a mistake but the company has not incurred any losses and 10 members lives are on road currently. This check was happend only due to some internal complaints by some after the bribe thing was leaked may be by some member. (not sure though)
My friend tried to help the persons who are very in need of job and he has hired persons who can work that too.Currently all of them are roaming for jobs.
Even the HR person got terminated abruptly and they said the reason as he did not performed any BG verification for the fake persons. (in that company, from the start of this company there was no BG checks done in the last 8 years or so)
IS there any chance that my friend or the team persons can fight back as they are not ready to give the letters? Pls suggest..
Note: Even though mgmt said they will provide Exp/Reliving letters to team members up to until 2 months beyond as notice period, they are not paying salaries.
Please suggest now what and how can proceed further?