I joined a company on 1-jan-12, my offer included a signing bonus of 50k. The clause was that i can claim this money after 6 months of joining and, have to repay if i leave before 6 months of PAYOUT date.
I applied for bonus on 25-AUG-12, but got paid with September salary.
Now my last working day was 22-MAR-13, which is 1 week less than 6 months from PAYOUT date. ( 01-oct-12 - 22-mar-13 )
Is it not unfair, should i not be allowed to take my joining bonus whenever i want. I have completed 6 months from joining but should i not be allowed to take my bonus late so that i can plan my money according to my wish.
Now my company is asking me to payback the bonus. is there anything that i can do?
should not the 6 months countdown start from 01-JULY-12? This is a clear case of deception from employer.