Hi Mr Gilbert,
My name is Stacy. I am writing to you as I saw your article addressed to Felicia on her 6 months’ compensation pertaining to employment contract.
I would like to seek advice from you with regards to employment law and hope you will be able to help me. Recently, I signed a employment contract with an accounting firm sent via email. I started work on xxx November, and tendered on xxx November.
I was feeling asthmatic and experience severe migraine, and so went to seek a doctor on 1 Dec. Doctor advised was to change a job, she wrote me a memo on my health status and gave me 2 days mc.
I emailed my director that I’m not reporting for work. Subsequently, HR manager emailed me, stating that I need to pay the notice period (about 2 months) and it was not a small sum to me. Will the company sue me if I have no money to pay up??
What should I do? I wish to find out if there is any way I can resign without having to pay any compensation to the company.
Awaiting for your soonest reply. Thank you.
Thanks for your mail and sorry to hear of your predicament.
Contractual agreement here is very loose and sometimes binding depending on what are stated on the terms of contract.
Company may sue for breach of contract unless its settled personally in agreement.
As yours is a medical situation perhaps you can write to them stating your reasons properly again for non-compliance.
Or you can settle abit on compassionate ground.
Companies may sue but frankly seldom do they sue till they go to court unless its a huge sum. They may however issue you legal document to scare you into paying.
It takes a company 5-figure sum just to bring you to court unless its a legal firm.
Hope this has help you and try to settle out of court if possible.
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