giekuletz wrote:if i pay the liquidated damages, is there any other reason for them to sue me?
The company have two types of costs concerning such:
It's common companies demand the employee to stay a minimum period after the company gave the free education. I believe 4 years are uncommonly long, but you have agreed to it by signing the contract anyway.
/Replacement of you.
If you leave earlier than they expected by the contract, the company will get extra costs by that by they will need to replace you, and the effectivity will be less until a suiting new person is found, have got education and experience. Depending of business and how hard it is to do your work, but this can be MUCH more than a salary. (For instance it can be very much if an expensive mashine will be not used or less effective used for a while. Or if you have a possible "bottle neck" position, which make OTHER people can't do their work if the process is stucked in your work position.)
I don't know why you want to quit. There are some LEGAL reasons to break a contract, but only IF the company has broken the contract allready or misstreated you VERY much. "Don't like the work"" or other company have offered you higher salary are NOT legal reasons
BUT NOTE! Even IF there is a legal reason for you to break the contract, the company can still sue you demanding very much money. Then it will depend of what the court decide. It's NOT only a question of if YOU find you have legal reason, it' a question of what you can PROVE and what the court DECIDE. Even if you can prove it, it isn't syre you will winn anyway. It can be of corect legal reason, the court can find your reason not big enough. Or the court can decide wrong by being bribed, friend with your opponent or just stupid
Sometimes courts don't know or understand the law even if one part in the case tell them which law the claim is bases on and how to interprete it...