So I got a call from a junior HR of a reputed company regarding a job opportunity that required my skills, they asked about my current CTC(cost-to-company) and my expectations. I gave them a number x and told them it's a fixed and non-negotiable number.
They called me back after a day and scheduled two rounds of telephonic interviews and then scheduled a couple of rounds of face-to-face interviews the following week. After clearing all the technical rounds I had an in-person discussion with the senior HR of the company. He told me that my expectations are a bit on the higher side and whether it's negotiable from my side. I again told him that since I would be moving to a different city where the cost of living is too high I am not ready for negotiation and anything less than x is not acceptable. He also noted down my current CTC and CTC from my previous organization. After taking note he said that they will have a talk internally with the team and get back to me.
After a week the same junior HR that contacted me first told me to send various documents in order to release the offer letter. The list of documents included scanned copies of all my personal details including degree certificates, mark sheets, identity card, Aadhar(SSN equivalent in India), PAN card, offer letter from my current organization, offer letter from the previous organization, salary slips from my current and previous organizations, etc. We can say that the list included all my personal and confidential data.
It took me a couple of days to send them all the documents including filled and signed "About Me" form. Soon after I sent them the documents the senior HR called me and told me that they won't be able to give me the X figure CTC rather they would offer me Y which was way less than X.
On hearing this I felt betrayed and got highly disappointed. From Day 1 I was clear about my expectations and wasn't ready for any negotiation on the salary part. I contacted the HR but he didn't pay heed to my questions and frustration. Why didn't they tell me this before collecting my personal and confidential data? I never came across anything like this in my past.
What should I do in this case? Whom should I complain about this behavior of the HR? I am in complete anger and losing my mind over this. Please help!