Something has been wrong with me medically since the beginning of April. In the middle of May I was still not feeling healthy so i decided to take a couple days vacation to go home in hopes to find out what is wrong.
The medical process back home moves a bit slower than it does in Taiwan, and I may not be able to see a doctor until after my vacation (and even pay day) has passed.
I am supposed to be paid in early June for the month of May. Seeing as I left Taiwan in mid may i am owed about 25000 but my contract has one of those clauses that has me paying 20 000 if i break my contract. My understanding employers have already told me that even if I have medical proof proving that i can’t come back to Taiwan I will still be fined the 20 000. They also told me that if i could not be back to sign a tax paper that I ran the risk of being blacklisted by the government. I dont know when im going to get to see a doctor or what hes going to tell me, but i have promised my work that I will keep them informed. Before I left i drafted and signed a paper allowng my co-worker to pick up my wages in my absense, I also had chops made so my co worker could sign anything for me including tax papers.
So if i need a little bit more time at home to see doctors, figure out what’s wrong and get healthy, what are my rights?
I am particuallarly worried that they are going to withhold 20 000 from my salary and try to get me blacklisted in the event that I cant come back in a time they see fit. What can my employers do to me and what is the best way to combat this situation so i can get the money I earned in May and not get blacklisted. I would like to come back and work in Taiwan but obviously my health is a priority.
Thank you in advance for your advice.