I have worked for 3 companies so far (all in India), with the following work history:
- 1st company (an MNC (multinational corporation)): Jul 1, 2014 to Feb 3, 2015
- 2nd company (a startup): Feb 4, 2015 to Jul 30, 2016
- 3rd company (a startup): Aug 1, 2016 to present
My 1st company gave me a relieving letter that shows Feb 6, 2015 as my last working day. Now my current company has asked me to explain the overlap between the previous jobs.
I worked at my 1st company only until Feb 3. I told my TL (team lead) verbally that I need to join my next job on Feb 4, so I can only work till Feb 3. He agreed and assured me that he would ensure I am relieved on Feb 3.
I have already written to the 1st company's HR, but they replied that as per records, my last working day was Feb 6.
I am really scared right now that my current company may take legal action against me, because it appears that I left one of the previous jobs without completing the notice period.
How should I explain this situation to them?