I am currently working in a company which paid only 4% hike. I asked them for more and they clearly said that its not possible, not even 1 % more. So I decided to search for a new job and got one with 25% hike. I accepted the offer and now I'am in my notice period.
My current employer now offers same 25% since I told them hike is the only reason for my leave. They are forcing me to accept their offer with same hike.
I am confused here. After accepting the offer with the current employer
will I be treated fair and square?
will they put on some legal agreement to lock me with current employer for years?
is it advisable to accept current employer's offer? If not, how can I refuse it ?