This is a news clipping shared by one of our union members. This employee referred in the news filed case under Industrial Disputes Act and got favourable order from the court. After a long battle, the court awarded Rs 37 lakh as compensation.
Yes, it takes time to pursue a case. But however long you wait, unfair terminations fought under Industrial Disputes Act will lead to compensation to affected employee.
Many IT employees (from Cognizant, Wipro, HCL, Mphasis, Verizon and other companies) who were illegally terminated have filed cases against their employers under section 2A of Industrial Disputes Act seeking reinstatement and back wages. The compensation to a senior IT employee after a delay of several years may run into crores.
City court directed to pay Rs 37 lakh to ex-employee
A city labour court directed the management of Best and Crompton Engineering limited, an electrical equipment manufacturer to pay Rs 37 lakh as compensation to a former employee who was terminated in 1999.
T Chandrasekaran, presiding officer of the I additional labour court, ruled in favour of the petitioner AR Chitra Menon, who sought wages and other monetary benefits from March 2004 until October 2016. Chitra Menon had won an industrial dispute case with her employer in 2001 after which a court ordered the company to reinstate her and pay back wages.
She stated that when she reported to work the management denied her for causing discomfort after which she filed a petition again claiming arrears from 1999 until 2004 and another petition for period from 2004 until 2016.