Is my work and emails enough to prove employment no contract available

Can my work and a bunch of emails(their personal domain) be legally a proof enough, in court, of my employment if no contracts were signed by me? I left my job recently for my startup and since I signed no contracts, I just left with emailing my employer that I'll be leaving. They are now threatening to sue me for fraud(doing my own business while employed with them) but if I did not sign their contact or any legal contacts with them I guess I cannot be termed as an employee legally, so will I be legally guilty? And are those emails and my work with them, proof enough to go against me?

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155 votes

All your communications with the company are evidence and it can be produced as evidence but its only when the authenticity and genuiness is proved that it can be said to be proof of the issue which will be there before the court. The mails can be used as evidence to prove the fact that you worked with the company and the the role you played will depend on the evidence lead by them and it points towards which direction.

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142 votes

Yes, it could be a collaborative evidence to substantiate your case.
What about the Monthly Salary? it would also an evidence to prove your employment.

In your case there is no fraud at all, under Indian contract act it would be a void contract which restrain any one to do job/business of his choice (if we take email and salary as an evidence)

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