I have a query in regards to the buyout clause that my hiring company.
I am working for Company B and I recently been offered to join Company C with the conditions of Company C will buy me out if there was any bond from my current Company B verbally. During the course of the interview, I have not verbally mentioned to Company C that I have an existing bond that I am currently serving and they have failed to ask of me if I had any bond and brought to assumption based on what they had mentioned that they will buyout any clause (if I had any).
However, during the course of the offer letter, I have forwarded information of my bond and acceptance of resignation to Company C HR department with the acknowledgement from the HR that payment of my bond will be released upon joining of Company C which this is recorded in a black and white email.
During the course of my resignation, 2 weeks prior to my actual working date, Company C HR informed that they will not be honoring the agreement of the buyout clause and has stated they had a miscommunication in regards to the buyout. Therefore, I am forced to pay this bond, regardless of the black and white email that was written by Company C HR department.
Kindly please advise if there is any course of action that I can take legally?