I have been working in a German start-up company for one year and three months. I come from Asia. My employer has given me a notice of termination at the end of Oct 2020. The notice period was 3 months and thus my date of termination is 31.12.2020.
I accepted the termination on the day itself as I was not very happy as well the reasons they provided to me. Still, I thought of acting professionally and provide them the assigned task within the last 3 months so that I do not burn the bridges before I leave the company.
However, the employer took full advantage of it and provided me a lot of work to finish and suggested me to finish it by end of this month. The employer also said that other work for the next month (Dec 2020) thus, I should finish this work by this month that is Nov 2020. I did all the work and made a presentation to them as per the requirement. After getting all the work before the stipulated time, my employer said what I have done is not really 'useful' and they want to terminate the contract now that is Nov 2020, instead of next month. I was already in a notice period and then also they want to terminate my contract beforehand.
- Can anybody suggest if I do not accept this early termination before the notice period then what should I do? Whom should I approach for help?
If I accept this early termination before 31.12.2020 then I would miss my unemployment benefit for a few months as well. I requested my Employer stating this problem and he said that I should return to my country instead of taking this benefit from Germany. I was shocked to listen to his statements! He does not have the right to decide upon that.
Please guide me on what I can do if I do not accept this early termination without proper reason. I wonder how they can give me an early termination with improper reason at the end of two months whereas they have given me a notice period of 3 months.