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anup kulkarni (software developer)     05 August 2012

Showing the offer letter


   i send the  resignation  letter to my company as i got the new job  and the  company hr is  asking  to show the offer of the new company. Should i show the offer letter?



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Manoj Choudhary (Advocate)     06 August 2012

Yes, You can show the offer letter, But dont give xerox of the same.

Have you disclosed to your new employer that where you are working and how much time you need for notice period.

Basically this problem occur when you dont wish to serve notice period to your current employer.

your employer just want to confirm that what is your joining date in that offer. If your manager is in your favor then you can show.

Further, can call for free advice.

kameswarao S (Head HR)     06 August 2012

There is no necessary for the out going employee to show the offer letter / appointment letter to the present employer and they have no right to ask / demand also but as mentioned by Manoj if you have a soft corner ie., not completely working the notice period / wants to obtain favor / continuing good relations etc then only you can show.

Regards - kamesh

Kumar Doab (FIN)     06 August 2012

Mr. Choudhary,Mr. Kameswarao have given valuable advice. Kindly follow it.

Avoid giving copy of offer letter. Avoid abrupt termination and give some reasonable notice of resignation and mention effective date of resignation/last day in office. Cite the relevant clause of separation in your notice of resignation.

While you are acceding to the request of HR/Line management to show the offer letter highlight your achievements and revenue generated by you and request the good offices of appointing authority, MD to waive off the notice period and notice pay. Use the opportunity to get the payment of wages, service certificate/relieving letter on last day in office.


If notice pay is not waived off and new employer is buying the notice period you may urge the previous employer to adjust notice pay in FNF statement and affirm to pay the payables if any as per correct FNF statement by cheque against proper acknowledgment on letterhead of the company under original seal and signatures by hand of the competent employee of the company. You shall get form 16 as per FNF statement and shall be able to avoid double taxation.


JANAK RAJ VATSA (ADVOCATE)     07 August 2012

it is not manadatory to show the offer letter from the new employer. however, if you want to gain some favour, then it is all right but do not hand over any copy of the letter. give notice for leaving the service in the old comopany as required by the appointment letter .

Sree (na)     09 August 2012

It is not Mandatory to show your offer letter to your present HR........ and this practice should not be encouraged as it does not involve much of professionalism....... So it is left to you to show it or not but make sure that you do not provide any related documents regarding the same to your HR........ (Complying with the notice period to demand the releving letter only makes important rather proving whether you work further or not..... it none of there concern.....)

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