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Appointment Letter - Rejected - Legal action

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:23:16 PM  (Last updated: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:45:00 PM)

I have signed an appointment letter and i shall commence work on 19 September 2011, however I didn't turn up for work. Thus, i received SMS from the company this afternoon as following:

As you didn't turn up for work yesterday and you have signed the employment letter, you need to compensate 1 month. Else will be sending you a legal letter shortly.

In the appointment letter, it stated "I will commernce employment as stated, failing which I will be liable to compesate the firm one-month salary in lieu of notice notwithstanding that I have yet to report to work as stated"

Is the appointment letter a legal binding contract?

I didn't give them notice in advance, is it I must compensate the firm?

Kindly advise. Thank you.

KL Siew
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:45:00 PM

Since it is stated so clearly, It looks like quite binding. I don't know.  You have to wait whether they are going to sue you or not. Next time, better don't commit when you are not sure.

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