I have been asked by my company to attend a training course and advised that I will have to sign a training agreement so they can recover the costs should I leave within two years of completing the course. Is it reasonable for them to ask for this when they have asked me to undertake the course it was not at my request?
Thanks in advance
If your employer is asking you to attend the course and it's for the benefit of the employer, it's extremely unusual for you to have to sign a 'claw back' training agreement - unless there's anything in your contract stating that they are entitled to do this, which again would be very unusual. If it was me I wouldn't sign and tell them it's unreasonable request. Their options are limited.
Let me know how you get on.
Good luck, MB.
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