I'd like to seek your advice regarding this topic?
I was previously employed in a BPO company and the Employment Contract does indicate a training bond of Php 30K+. Given the fact that I can't have the job unless I sign the contract in entirely, I signed.
After 2 months in training and about 1 month on the phones, my employment was "Discontinued" according to their terminology. The reason: my tardiness points exceeded their set limit. At that time, my family experienced financial difficulty to the extent that I borrow money from neighbors and friends just so I can report for work. And since we are all not from well-off families, it's difficult most of the time to secure a 2-way fare money, hence, the tardiness.
Recently, I tried to get my clearance from that company so that I can at least get my backpay. To my surprise, I ended up owing them money instead because of the training bond.
I didn't resigned, they terminated my employment. Is there a legal way to contest the training bond so I can still get my backpay?
Your advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks!