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Q: My employer is not providing what he promised, What should I do?

On dated 02 April, My employer fired me, when I was working from home and said I will give you two months' salary as compensation in a month's time and my experience letter and payslips in a week's time. Which he hasn't provided yet. I have a company's laptop with me which I am not giving him back until he gives me what he promised. Now today I got a mail saying you have to courier the laptop as the lockdown has been eased by June 7 and after June 7 they will bill me per day rental of similar configuration laptop as per Market rates plus compensation charges plus taxes applicable. What should I do Now?

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert

A: Your employer is required to pay you for all the hours you performed work, so if he is still withholding pay from you, you are entitled to your unpaid wages for work you performed. However, employers are not required to offer any kind of severance benefits (pay after employment ends). If this agreement is not in writing, then it is likely not enforceable. Regardless, you should return your laptop to avoid being billed for it. Even if you give the laptop back, you still have a right to pursue any unpaid wages from your employer.

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