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Send Legal Notice to Employer, but when?

Legal Notice To Employer

Love your job but not your company. These are the words of our late and most beloved president of our nation- Mr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. What he didn’t meant here is, don’t start hating your company rather follow a pursuit or more appropriately a skill which will always put you in demand and you don’t have o run for work ever in life again. But it isn’t the case always.

Wish we’d all be like our own life coach or somewhat Anthony Robbins. Always positive and filled with problem solving ideas.

Now that I referred problem here, I have to cite situations where problems can come at workplace and how a Legal Notice can diffuse the situation.

  1. illegal Termination- The most dreaded one and when you don’t expect it. Mostly the young ones are fallible to this as they don’t expect to be in the firing line in the beginning of their careers. I do know how it feels but that’s how we learn to survive. But not all terminations are correct. Few are biased and out of undue influence and that’s where we lawyers jump in. Never train yourself to be a victim rather a vigilante who knows where to press his rights and raise an alarm or claim for any discrimination being done.
  2. Harassment- It can be in multiple forms and manner, you have to assert when it is too much and unbearable. Or you may not accept it at all. Most of the organizations suffer from this endemic knowingly or unknowingly. It can be from your colleague, boss, senior or any of accomplices connected at workplace. But before raising any complaint or alarm do take cognizance of the repercussions connected. You can’t get A without sacrificing B. So, do the maths right. Today organizations must have grievance redressal mechanism to deal with any sort of harassment as per Vishaka Guidelines and their non compliance can land employer in deep trouble. All we need to do is to press the right panic button at the right time.
  3. Salary/ Full-Final Settlement- Companies love you when you work for them but what happens when you leave them? You know it better when you have to approach the finance section for clearance and dues settlement. Best companies and workplaces will always have the smoothest employee exit transactions and few will make the experience, a remembrance for the lifetime. So, my advice, you must exit gracefully and cautiously without uttering any ill-will to the employer or else, you will be the sole sufferer.
  4. Relieving/Experience Certificate- When you leave your company without any formal notice and undergoing the notice period, this is what you have to go through. Your offer letter and employment letter is the constitution in these transactions. Before shouting on your employer, do check whether you have fulfilled the laid down criteria or not? And if you haven’t then don’t try to play smart with your employers or this will irk them not to follow your request purposely.
  5. Employment Bond- Many companies today safeguard their interest by making these bonds which are ok in their own sense but employees can’t be tortured or treated wrongly in the garb of a bond. Read the conditions strictly in context to the work being offered, if you fit in that, accept it or else be ready to hire a good lawyer or pay the bond fee. If the company can prove it that they have spent on you good amount of time and money, they can definitely get it back from courts.  
  6. Legal Notice from Employer- That is before you send a legal notice, the employer send you the legal notice for one or the other reason. Don’t miss the buss, atleast be at the pace of employer and reply to the legal notice within the stipulated time with consultation of lawyer or an advocate recommended. Legally, if you are at fault and employer has a good case against you, then they can ruin your career for sure.

 

These are the few situations at workplace which can be dealt sternly with a Legal Notice. There can be many more with rising complexities at the workplace. So, stay alert, informed and more appropriately assertive in your rights.

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