I am working for a small IT company in Chennai, India. I worked for 1.5 yrs and after that i gave 3 months notice period because its a clause in appointment letter and completed it.

During my notice period at end of it my employer told me to work for 5 more months because he could not get any other. So I kept working for 5 more months and on last day i asked him for my relieving letter.

Now my employer is asking for 3 months of notice period again.I am really shocked.Now i understood he is playing some tactics to make me stay here. I have to leave within 10 days for higher education.

  • What is the use of a relieving letter? Normally you would just not show up for work the day after your notice period is over.
    – Egor
    Jul 19, 2019 at 13:06
  • You will have to ask a local lawyer.
    – nvoigt
    Jul 19, 2019 at 13:06
  • Do you have anything at all from your employer indicating when your employment ends? Jul 19, 2019 at 13:08
  • At the end of my notice period he told me to work for 5 more months. This is a in-person meeting. Jul 19, 2019 at 13:15
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    @Egor Relieving letter is mandatory to prove work experience. Jul 19, 2019 at 13:18

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As the old saying goes, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice...

I do know India has horrible employment laws and you need to be "relieved" by your current employer before going elsewhere. As such, I would go ask a lawyer.

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    I do know India has <strike>horrible</strike> no employment laws. Jul 19, 2019 at 13:27
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    If there were no employment laws, then employers couldn't blackmail their employees by withholding these damned relieving letters.
    – gnasher729
    Jul 20, 2019 at 13:48

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