In April 2018, I was hired by a company A that outsources services. When I was hired, I signed two promissory notes for $25,000(local currency) for the concept of value of training for my next job. These two promissory notes where supposed to expire or be invalid in these cases:
- after being employed over a year
- there were another reason for it to be cancelled but I don't remember them
The client that wanted to hire the services from company A cancelled the project after a month of being hired. They tried to assign me to another place elsewhere but no other client was in need for my services. So I was told by HR that they won't be renovating my temporal contract and that my promissory notes were being annulled for this cause.
Today I received a visit from their lawyer about these promissory notes. He says I need to pay to them and I'm being sued.
What I can do about it? How I can protect myself?
- I still know the name of the person that handled my dismissal. He issued/signed a few papers about my exit from the company. Not sure if he still works there. Should I contact him? or it could make it worse? I need to clarify this situation as soon as possible.