Anyway, a fellow ex-employee (who is one of the people who posted flamed comments that criticizes the company) complained to DOLE. The company's representative attended the second hearing and settled their issue regarding backpay in the fourth meeting and paid her. I also went over to DOLE to complain. DOLE did setup two appointments but they did show up and did not send any representative. An employee of DOLE whom I asked told me that wala silang magagawa kung ayaw pumunta ng respondent sa hearing. She gave me two options; Setup another appointment or file a case against the company sa NLRC which is in Quezon City. I chose to setup another appointment for now. I'm still seeking for further enlightenment regarding these matters. I'm now working in a much, much, much better company but that backpay though i think will cost only 10k-15k eh importante pa rin kasi pinaghirapan, pinagpuyatan, at pinagpaguran ko yun. Reasonable na ba yung grounds na un para hindi ibigay ung backpay ko at kung mag file me legal complaint may laban ba yung case ko or talo talaga ako sa confidentiality agreement? Kasi as I understand it, it only applies to job-related matters. I never said anything against or posted any flamed comments to them. I didn't even post anything regarding work. I only posted once on that group and commented on one post. The post was this "Makibaka! Wag mag baboy!" Is that offensive? The other comment was just a joke to my fellow ex-employee and not pertaining to anyone else. I'm just worried that if I file a legal case, the legal fees would cost me more than I would get if I win. I'm not even sure I'll win.
Payments I'm after:
- 13th month computation (Their cutoff for 13th month is October. So, from November to April is half a year already)
- Two cut off's which were not paid prior to my resignation - on hold for last pay.
- SSS Loan Balance that were not remitted on time that caused me to still have a balance of 2,049.50 which is dapat tapos na at bayad na kasi kinaltas na nila sa sahod ko and it reflected na sa payslip ko.
- Leave conversions since regular employer ako I have Sick Leaves to be converted to cash.
Can someone help me regarding these matters? Could anyone give me a heads up if I can win this in a legal proceeding? Also, if someone could point me to a Law Office who also gives free legal consultation along Las Pinas and Alabang?
Many thanks and more power to you guys.