Category: Service & Labour Law

A collection of all the Judgements which are related to Service & Labour Law.

DELHI HIGH COURT – THE ONUS OF PROVING THE RELATIONSHIP OF EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER LIES UPON THE WORKMAN

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 20.09.2016 During the course of the hearing, the learned counsel for the workman/petitioner was asked to show if there is any document to prove that the petitioner was ever paid any monies by the respondent or any other document to prove that there was an employer–employee relationship between the workman/petitioner and the employer/respondent, but no...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – EMPLOYEES OF A PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS ARE NOT A ‘PUBLIC SERVANT’ UNDER S. 197 CRPC

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 29.06.2016 Deciding the question as to whether an employee of a Public Sector Undertaking can be considered to be ‘Public servant’ under Section 197 CrPC, the bench of Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh, JJ held that the protection by way of sanction under Section 197 CrPC is not applicable to the officers...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – A PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI IS REQUIRED BEFORE TERMINATING AN EMPLOYEE BY THE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 13.04.2016 The respondent-Managing Committee in the instant case, did not obtain prior approval of the order of termination passed against the appellant from the Director of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi as required under Section 8(2) of the DSE Act. The order of termination passed against the  appellant is thus, bad in law. [Para No. 35 of the...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IS AN INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT –THOUGH NOT ALL OF ITS EMPLOYEES ARE WORKMEN BUT THE DRIVER EMPLOYED BY A SCHOOL BEING A SKILLED PERSON IS A WORKMAN

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 13.04.2016 The issue whether educational institution is an ‘industry’, and its employees are ‘workmen’ for the purpose of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 has been answered by a Seven-judge Bench of this Court way back in the year 1978 in the case of Bangalore Water Supply (supra). It was held that educational institution is...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – A GOVERNMENT SERVANT CANNOT APPROACH CONSUMER FORUM FOR RETIRAL BENIFITS

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 11.07.2013 A government servant can raise any dispute regarding his service conditions or for payment of gratuity or GPF or any of his retiral benefits before any of the Forum under the Act. The government servant does not fall under the definition of a “consumer” as defined under Section 2(1)(d)(ii) of the Act. Such...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – APPEARANCE OF THE ADVOCATES BEFORE THE LABOUR COURTS & INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES TRIBUNALS

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 06.05.2011 The Hon’ble Supreme Court prima facie, are of the opinion that the provision of  the Industrial Disputes Act [Section 36 (4)] debarring the lawyers from appearing before the Labour Court/Industrial Tribunal is unconstitutional being violative  of  Articles 14   and 19(1)(g)   of   the   Constitution  of  India. This is  because industrial law has become...