Re: Short Notice Resignation
Hi Mr Siew,
I resigned from my company on 27th January 2010 due to some personal matters. I was still in my probation period and I was allowed to leave immediately on the day I tendered my resignation letter.
I was being told by my superior that HR will re-calculate my salary for the month of January as I didn't fulfill my 1 full-month service in the month of January. Therefore, there will be a delay of 1 week to reimburse my salary which usually salary will be credited into my bank account on the first day of every month.
After a week, the HR sent an email to me and mentioned that they are not paying me the January salary because I didn't serve the 1 month notice period of my resignation which is written in my Appointment Letter. The January salary is to offset the 1 month notice period.
I was not being informed on the day of my resignation that I have to serve the 1 month notice period of my resignation but I was being told that I can leave immediately upon my resignation. Moreover, on the day of my resignation, my HR didn't attend to me personally on this matter.
No doubt, a 1-month notice period has to be given upon resignation as it is written in the Appointment Letter but I was not being advised on that matter. Moreover, from the day I started working with the company, the HR didn't ask for their copy of Appointment Letter. I am supposed to sign on 1 copy of the Appointment Letter for the company but now both copies (company's and myself) are still with me. I haven't sign on any Appointment Letter for the company.
My question is, if I were to fight back my salary, what can I do? Can I say that I didn't sign on any Appointment Letter to agree on the term of serving 1-month notice period upon resignation? Is there any other issue that I can tell the company to get back my salary?
Appreciate your soonest advice. Thank you.