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 so complex that a layman cannot possibly present his case properly before the Labour Court/Industrial Tribunal. Hence to debar lawyers will really be denying justice to millions of people. The matter is yet to receive the final verdict from the Hon’ble Supreme Court.