hi atty, i actually have almost same situation as the thread starter. i worked for a BPO and they sent me to Singapore for a month's training. beforehand, they informed us that there would be an agreement which i signed before leaving for the training. there have been talks about the bond but i wasn't able to signed unlike my other colleagues who were able to signed before they went on their training.
back here in manila, i never had a glimpse of that bond contract until after a couple of months and things didn't go well between me and the company. my last salary was put on hold and they terminated me.
last week, i got a letter from them asking me to pay for the bond (less all my unpaid salaries) and told me that they would pursue it to court if they don't hear from me in a week's time.
here are my queries:
1. i did signed an agreement, but the agreement only states confidentiality between their client and the company and did not state anything about the bond. can they used it as a proof or as a substitute for bond contract?
2.let's say that verbal agreement is possible, according to their letter, i was the first one to violate the contract/agreement by resigning but in reality they did terminate me from my post.
is it correct to think that they were the one who violated or rejected the contract/agreement by terminating me?
3. based on the computation i have received, the company still owe me sum of money if we will exclude the bond amount.
can i still claim this amount to the company? or file a case against them in NLRC?
thank you in advance po.