Author: Free Legal Advice
Entry date: 2021-09-26
Summary: Termination of Employment - Employee Rights
One random day, I received a call from lady… weeping in the background, saying her employer is not giving her the due salary after she tendered her resignation notice. I slogged and completed all my pending works including new assignments during my notice and crying continued.
This has become a common trend with most of the people, especially during post covid, where an employer thinks it’s perfectly fine to withhold the salary with some lame excuses.
As a lawyer, I’m writing this to help people who had gone through similar fate. Here are few points you need to keep in mind
After going through all the documents and evidentiary proofs I helped her in drafting a email (Not Legal Notice) mentioning what her rights are and seeking a deadline to close this. Most importantly while drafting the email, you had all the legal language and structure kept it mind to give a sense that this email is not coming from her but from a lawyer she had consulted with.
Guess what, post sending that email. What happened immediately was she got a call from HR saying sorry for the delay and the salary will be credited within 2 days.
If you are one of them, going through the same circumstances, contact a labour lawyer and take their guidance in these cases, the way you communicate becomes very critical here.