No employer can refused to return the original certificates taken at the time of joining of the job.If they are doing so, their act is illegal, unjustified and against the fundamental rights of the employee.
- The principal cannot terminate her without informing her by a written notice. Principal has done against the legal procedure , and further legally he cannot withhold her certificate in question.
After going through your submission, it is looking that they are trying to cheat/trap her with a well planned game.
So, without any delay , she should lodge her written complaint to the higher police official and also to the education department of her jurisdiction against the school administration after narrating all the facts and thereby she should prayed to handover the original including compensation.
- No problem , if she is not having any proof of joining or submitting original.
- Once the matter will come before the police or education department , it will the duty of school administration to deny the complaint.
Unaided school also work under the umbrella of education department of the state.