I'm so badly upset now! I'm working for a small company in Chennai, India for around 3 years. I was having a good relationship with my Team & management in the past years. But when i decided to leave my job after having a good offer from an MNC things are gone upside down.
I formally applied for resignation and asked the management that i can duly serve the 3 months notice period. The new MNC company also agreed for this 3 months Notice period.
But my current Employer is not accepting my resignation now & also want me to serve for one more year and they will not increase my pay during this period.
They are threatening me that if i resign now i will not get my Relieving letter and also they will not refer me in future. They say that they are completely under the legal bounds. I am so vexed and tried so hard to convince them that i can transfer my work to others in this 3 months notice period but they are totally disagreeing to this.
I'm a soft person and i did not spoke anything hard.
- How can i explain my situation to my new employer?
- What are the legal things that i can take advantage of?
- Would this affect my career?