I am Terence, 28, an ex-civil servant. I quit the service in 2013 to pursue personal interests for a year and currently, I am looking for a job.
My situation is as follows:
I have attached the contract for your reference.
I signed a contract with ACP company which would help to source for potential clients and send me for interviews in a teaching position at a school.
On 27 February, I received news that the company has managed to source for an interview for me at a school in Bukit Timah. Factoring the transport time and long working hours (if I get accepted), I declined the interview opportunity.
Upon learning of my decision, the company has threatened to sue me for $1500 in liquidated damages, as indicated in the contract. It is an excessive amount for not attending a job interview!
They have also said they would be sending me a legal letter to demand payment.
While I admit I am in fault for breaching the contract, I find this abuse of power most distressing.
I appreciate any assistance or advice as to what is the best course of action to take.
Thank you for reading.
Terence (name changed)
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